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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3453..


Emergency Services-response times

(Question No 894)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on Wednesday, 27 August 2003:

In relation to response times:

(1) What is the most recent data available that lists response times for:

(a) urban fire brigades;

(b) ambulances; and

(c) police;

(2) What are the standard response times for (a), (b) and (c) above;

(3) What are the response time figures for 1 (a), (b) and (c) above for each month from February 2003 to July 2003;

(4) Of the figures provided in (3) are there any response times that don't meet the standard or the Government's approval.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

(1) The data collected in relation to this question relates to the ACT only. Emergency agencies are able to collect and collate the data on a monthly basis. The latest collated data is at July 2003.

(2) (a) The standard response time targets for the urban fire service are:

Priority 1 Responses 50% within 8 minutes 90% within 10 minutes

(b) The standard response times for ambulances are:

Priority 1 Responses 50% within 8 minutes 90% within 12 minutes

(c) The standard response times for police are:

Priority

1st Tier Target

2nd Tier Target

1

60% within 8 minutes

90% within 12 minutes

2

60% within 20 minutes

95% within 30 minutes

3

60% within 2 hours

95% within 3 hours

4

95% within 24 hours

(3) (a) Urban Fire Service Priority 1 Responses

Month

50% within 8 minutes(Average Response TimesMinutes)

90% within 10 minutes(Average Response TimesMinutes)

February

7

12

March

7

12

April

7

11

May

7

10

June

6

11

July

6

11


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