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Emergency Services: Hampshire

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average fire and rescue appliance response times were in Hampshire in each year since 1997. (172315)

The following table shows the average response times taken by the fire and rescue services in Hampshire between 1997 and 2005, the most recent calendar year for which data are available. The table shows the time from the initial call to attendance, and the time from mobilisation to attendance (i.e. the actual driving time).

Average response time to fires by brigade area and year of call, Hampshire, 1997 to 20051,2,3

Minutes

First call to attendance

Mobilisation to attendance

1997

6.5

6.3

1998

6.7

6.2

1999

7.1

6.6

2000

6.9

6.3

2001

7.0

6.3

2002

7.0

5.8

2003

7.4

6.5

2004

7.4

6.2

2005

7.5

6.4

1 Excluding late call and heat and smoke damage only incidents.

2 Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003.

3 A small number of incidents with response time greater than an hour have been excluded so that results are not skewed by likely reporting errors.