The importance of the time factor in Emergency Response

The time factor is of importance to explore the the organisational output of emergency response organisations such as the fire and rescue services. Further, the time it takes for a fire crew to reach the incident location is important in order to minimize the damages of the accident. The following articles presents findings and models to discuss the time-factor issue.:

Mattson, B. and Juås, B. (1997) The importance of the time factor in fire and rescue service operations in Sweden, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 29, 849-857.

Jaldell, H. “Essays on the performance of fire and rescue services,” Ph.D-Thesis, Department of Economics School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Göteborg, 2002.


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