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.