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20th Oct '17 2:39:19 AM lakingsif
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* During one of the 2017 terror attacks on London, police were at the scene in ''under a minute''. This is accredited to the scaled up police preparedness due to a large number of terror attacks in the country at the time.
20th Oct '17 2:33:29 AM lakingsif
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If you live in a rural area (or a very busy urban one) add even more time to that response - long drives to spread-out rural areas, or alternately trying to get through heavy traffic/dealing with lots of other problems in a busy urban area can lead to response times up to 20-30 minutes ''even for the most dire emergencies.'' Disaster situations and situations where there's a large emergency or lots of small but important emergencies even if it/they isn't bad enough to be classified as a "disaster" are even worse - there, you may not get anything in an hour or more - if at all.

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If you live in a rural area (or a very busy urban one) add even more time to that response - long drives to spread-out rural areas, areas[[note]]Not always true -- in the U.K., all emergency services have to be able to reach any area of the nation in 8 minutes or less by law. This leads to a lot of small communities where most of the buildings are police, fire, and ambulance depots so they can fulfill this[[/note]], or alternately trying to get through heavy traffic/dealing with lots of other problems in a busy urban area can lead to response times up to 20-30 minutes ''even for the most dire emergencies.'' Disaster situations and situations where there's a large emergency or lots of small but important emergencies even if it/they isn't bad enough to be classified as a "disaster" are even worse - there, you may not get anything in an hour or more - if at all.
17th Oct '17 1:43:23 PM hamakei
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* In ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' this trope is initially played straight. Nothing is thought of it until the main characters realise that the victim was in fact a confidence trickster, and the surprisingly fast ambulance response was in fact orchestrated by colleagues of his in order to whisk him away from the scene before the real medics arrive..

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* In ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' this trope is initially played straight. Nothing is thought of it until the main characters realise that the victim was in fact a confidence trickster, and the surprisingly fast ambulance response was in fact actually orchestrated by colleagues of his in order to whisk him away from the scene before the real medics arrive..
17th Oct '17 12:19:45 PM hamakei
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* In ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' this trope is initially played straight. Nothing is thought of it until the main characters realise that the victim was in fact a confidence trickster, and the surprisingly fast ambulance response was in fact orchestrated by colleagues of his in order to whisk him away from the scene before the real medics arrive..


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** In some countries like the UK, Ambulance services have "First Responder" units, whose job is to simply drive around population dense areas. The idea is that if there is an emergency call, there will be a First Responder nearby who can provide first aid until the ambulance arrives from the ambulance station or hospital. Or to put it in another way, they try and make it so "running calls" are more likely.
9th Jul '17 4:33:34 AM Bissek
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* Towards the beginning of ''Film/{{Clue}}'', Wadsworth claims that the police will be here any minute to arrest Mr Boddy for blackmail. Despite that, and all the killing, only one cop ever shows up before the finale, for unrelated reasons [[spoiler:and he promptly gets killed]]. In two of the endings the absence of the police even gets explained: everyone had simply taken Wadsworth's word for it that anyone had called them at all. [[spoiler:In all three endings someone actually had called them, and they show up after the killer(s) are identified.]]
5th Jun '17 10:58:54 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Michael Westen''', "Rough Seast", ''Series/BurnNotice''

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-->-- '''Michael Westen''', "Rough Seast", Seas", ''Series/BurnNotice''
5th Jun '17 10:57:40 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Michael Westen''', "[[Recap/BurnNoticeS2E7RoughSeas Rough Seas]]", ''Series/BurnNotice''

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-->-- '''Michael Westen''', "[[Recap/BurnNoticeS2E7RoughSeas Rough Seas]]", "Rough Seast", ''Series/BurnNotice''



* In ''Series/ThePromise'', following a suicide bombing of a Cafe, the Israeli police, ambulances and fire brigade arrive almost simultaneously, apparently mere seconds after the explosion. Somewhat justified in that it's a ''suicide bombing'' in ''Israel'', and that it's in a very urban place somwehere near the infamous Gaza strip, so the emergency services were probably all but anticipating something like this to happen at any moment. Nevertheless, the reactions time still seems rather quick to be realistic.
* Lampshaded in the (unaired) ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' pilot. A police car shows up almost immediately after Assassin!Echo shoots Paul Ballard prompting Echo to remark such a quick response time is unlikely.

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* In ''Series/ThePromise'', ''Series/ThePromise2011'', following a suicide bombing of a Cafe, the Israeli police, ambulances and fire brigade arrive almost simultaneously, apparently mere seconds after the explosion. Somewhat justified in that it's a ''suicide bombing'' in ''Israel'', and that it's in a very urban place somwehere near the infamous Gaza strip, so the emergency services were probably all but anticipating something like this to happen at any moment. Nevertheless, the reactions time still seems rather quick to be realistic.
* Lampshaded in the (unaired) ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' pilot. A police car shows up almost immediately after Assassin!Echo shoots Paul Ballard prompting Echo to remark such a quick response time is unlikely.
21st Apr '17 4:26:40 AM Eps05
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* The Montreal Dawson college shooter was cornered within a minute of the first shot because police officers happened to be across the street for unrelated reasons when panic broke out and they immediately rushed in. This is in contrast with the Montreal Polytechnique shooting decades prior where police ''did'' arrive, but decided to [[PoliceAreUseless wait outside for the SWAT team to intervene]], leading to 14 deaths.
18th Feb '17 5:47:06 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': While trying to deliver vital evidence to the police, Judy and Nick end up narrowly escaping a train crash in the subway, and the police are waiting to assist them just minutes after they walk away from the wreckage, even though no one else saw the crash and neither of them called for help. [[spoiler:Judy immediately notices how strange it is for the police to have responded so quickly, as if they knew she and Nick would be there, so she decides against handing them the case of evidence. Sure enough, the responders were [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] trying to intercept and destroy the evidence before they got to the actual authorities.]]

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9th Feb '17 7:42:23 PM Bissek
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* An aversion to this starts the plot of ''[[Series/{{APB}}]]''. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves tries to report an armed robbery to 911, only for his call to be put on hold until after the thief had shot his best friend and escaped. So Reeves built a state of the art crime reporting and dispatch control app so that such things won't happen again.

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* An aversion to this starts the plot of ''[[Series/{{APB}}]]''.''Series/{{APB}}''. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves tries to report an armed robbery to 911, only for his call to be put on hold until after the thief had shot his best friend and escaped. So Reeves built a state of the art crime reporting and dispatch control app so that such things won't happen again.
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