In Tokyo, many non-critical condition patients call ambulances. The numbers of those calls are increasing every year. And the numbers of ambulance services are also increasing. Finally ambulance response time from a call to arrival is getting longer year by year. The following data shows the average ambulance response time in Tokyo.
|Year||Number of dispatches||Time|
|2009||688,631||6 min. 18 sec.|
|2010||700,981||6 min. 48 sec.|
|2011||724,436||7 min. 10 sec.|
|2012||741,702||7 min. 35 sec.|
|2013||749,032||7 min. 54 sec.|
Figure : Average ambulance response time in Tokyo, 2009-2013
Figure : Number of ambulance dispatched in Tokyo, 2009-2013
Source is a public relations paper "Tokyo Shobo (とうきょう消防) No. 16", issued by Tokyo Fire Department on 2015 Feb. 22.