By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

NCFPD adopts response time standards


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 3:36pm

New response time standards for North County Fire Protection District emergency calls were adopted by the NCFPD board, Jan. 22.

The board’s 5-0 vote sets standards of nine minutes for urban areas, 13 minutes for suburban areas and 18 minutes for outlying response areas while targeting 90 percent of all responses to be within those standards.

“We think it paints a clearer picture of how we’re actually doing,” Steve Abbott, NCFPD fire chief, said.

The district and Citygate Associates worked on a standards of cover assessment and report in 2008.

“About 10 years ago we had an asse...

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