TERRA provides FIRE & EMS Service Call Density analysis, GPS turn time and route analysis, and response time analysis to optimize station locations.  The Village of Matteson’s housing, demographic, and growth patterns were analyzed along with call data in order to determine if the current level of service and the demand placed on current resources meet requirements set by the Standard for Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments (NFPA 1710).

ArcGIS Network Analyst was used to create travel times and turn impedances on the current street network.  Esri ArcPad was used along with a GPS unit to provide quality control regarding the data.  The results showed that current fire stations and their locations are adequate for the delivery of fire suppression and emergency medical services.  Results show that 70% of incidents are covered within a 4-minute travel time and 95% are covered within 6 minutes.

esri Silver Tier Partner


Client, Village of Matteson Fire Department
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