Following ORH’s successful station location study for Tempe Fire Medical Rescue (TFMR) in Arizona, the department has recently opened an additional fire station in the city.
The City of Tempe has grown considerably in recent years, with the increase in population leading to more demand on the fire department, particularly in terms of EMS incidents.
ORH was initially tasked with evaluating historical performance, projecting future demand and optimising station locations across the city. The new site was identified through this process and we have supported TFMR with further modelling around the deployment of different vehicle types at stations.
We are pleased to see the new station come to fruition and look forward to the benefit it will bring to residents in Tempe and surrounding cities as part of the automatic aid system.
Greg Ruiz, Chief at TFMR, commented that “ORH’s valuable input enabled TFMR to make best-practice decisions for our future, driven by a detailed critical analysis and a practical and professional decision-making process”.
ORH works with fire services around the world to match resources to risk in an appropriate manner.
(Photo courtesy of Arrington Watkins Architects)