In any emergency, seconds can matter. Mere seconds can make the difference between life and death. That is one of the main reasons, most people base their opinion of their fire department, police station, and ambulance services on how long it takes for them to arrive after the call goes out for help. If your house is on fire, you would not want to wait an hour for the fire department and the same can be said if you were being robbed or in serious pain. However, there are a lot of things that can influence how quickly the emergency services arrive in your area, and many people do not consider this aspect of it.
How Life Threatening is Your Emergency?
If you have a brush fire that is not endangering homes, a medical emergency that is not life threatening, or something similar, the emergency services in your area may respond slower than they would if someone was in danger. The emergency services team has a legal right to speed during emergencies where their response time truly matters. However, they may not fly 90 mph through the city if the situation does not deem it necessary for them to do so. (more…)