The ACT has recorded the best response times in the country for ambulance and fire fighting personnel despite demand for these essential services continuing to increase.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman, applauded the efforts of Canberra’s paramedics and fire fighters in delivering such a great result for the ACT community, highlighted in the latest Report on Government Services.
“I congratulate every member of the ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue Service for their continued dedication to keeping the community safe,” Minister Gentleman said.
“The results of the 2017 Report on Government Services are a credit to the professionalism of the women and men of both services and the wider ACT Emergency Services Agency.”
The Report is published by the Productivity Commission and examines the performance of governments across Australia in the service areas of early childhood, education and training, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing.
“The ACT Fire & Rescue Service also has the best Capital City and State-wide response time for fire events, despite having the largest proportional incident increase in the country.”
“The ACT Ambulance Service recorded the best response times in the country for a fifth year in a row, as well as maintaining a 98 per cent result in the annual Ambulance Patient Satisfaction Survey.” Minister Gentleman concluded.
The Report covers emergencies from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.