How long does it take for the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) to respond to an emergency?

There are many components of the 911 response system contributing to the "Total Response Time" to an incident and they are:

  • Call Processing Time - The Yolo Emergency Communications Agency (YECA) handles the dispatch of all emergency resources within the City of Woodland and most of Yolo County. YECA has up to 60 seconds to receive the 911 call, gather the information, and begin the dispatch process.
  • Dispatch Time - YECA has an additional 60 seconds to complete the dispatch process so that the emergency call is received by the responding fire units.
  • Turnout Time - Firefighters have up to 80 seconds to receive the emergency dispatch, don the appropriate safety gear, get onto the fire engine, and begin their response to the call. Firefighters may be in their station, involved in training, conducting a business inspection, committed to another incident, or if the call occurs at night, they may be asleep when the emergency dispatch is received.
  • Travel Time - The WFD strives to have the first arriving fire engine arrive at the emergency call within 4 minutes, 90% of the time. Our goal is to have the balance of the fire engines responding to the incident arrive within 8 minutes, 90% of the time when multiple units are required.

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1. How do I request a fire incident report?
2. How do I schedule an inspection with Fire Prevention?
3. How do I schedule a tour of the Fire Station or get the Fire Department to come to my event?
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5. Can I burn yard waste in the City or County limits?
6. Who can I call regarding information on my smoke detector?
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9. If a large incident occurs and the Woodland Fire Department needs more firefighters, where do you go to get them?
10. Why do Firefighters go everywhere together and always take the fire engine?
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13. What level of medical care does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) provide?
14. How is the Fire Department Staffed?
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16. When do firefighters sleep?
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