“Unite for the public safety, if you would remain an independent nation” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Every second counts against public safety during a fire incident, which is why we extended our research beyond the globally-recommended response time of 8 minutes. The response coverage does improve between 12 to 15 minutes, however is still less than 20% of the entire state and responders may never be able to quench the flames if it has reached a point of no return (which is usually any time past 8 minutes).
Below is an interactive webmap showing the results of extending coverage to 12 and 15 minutes respectively.
The blue areas are within 8-minutes of a fire station, the yellow areas are within 12 minutes, and the red areas are within 15 minutes of a fire station