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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects. Experience level (mean years of experience and standard deviation, SD) of interview respondents per geographical catchment area and emergency service organization

From: Mobilisation of emergency services for chemical incidents in Sweden - a multi-agency focus group study

  Number of respondents Years of experience Mean (SD)
Catchment area A
  Emergency dispatch services (EDS) 3 5 (6)
  Fire and rescue services (RS) 4 13 (7)
  Police services (PS) 3 11(1)
  Emergency medical services (EMS) 1 16 (N/A)
Catchment area B
  Emergency dispatch services (EDS) 6 10 (9)
  Fire and rescue services (RS) 4 10 (5)
  Police services (PS) 1 14 (N/A)
  Emergency medical services (EMS) 3 15 (11)
TOTAL 25 11 (7)