Through the implementation of Task Force Response procedures, the Columbus Fire Department has made headway in regard to being more efficient with its overall response time to a variety of emergency situations happening throughout the Columbus community.
On Monday evening, Fire Chief Dan Miller spoke during a Committee of the Whole Meeting held prior to the scheduled Columbus City Council meeting about how some procedural shifts have resulted in more efficiency, which ultimately can mean the difference between life and death.
“There were 30 delayed calls of more than 10 minutes during the first part of 2018 – 4 percent,” Miller said. “Not a huge percentage, but some of them were very significantly delayed, like 25 minutes.”
Data from the second half of the years shows that greater than seven and 10 minutes responses have declined to 14 and 2 percent, respectively.
“The task force is designed to ensure that the right resources are dispatched to calls based on their nature and severity every time,” Miller wrote in information presented to the Council. “This provides consistency …”