The firefighters' union has complained that budget cuts stretched the department's response capabilities too thin.
When an emergency is reported, this rapid response capability plays a major role in the quick resolution of such incidents.
Even with improved technology and response capability, it predicted that less than half of a large spill would ever be recovered.
The Navy attempts to maintain a constant modernization program in order to upgrade its response capability.
A limited patrol and response capability was also desired.
The overwhelming number of sites is breaking down response capabilities.
The second weakness relates to the development of a European rapid response capability.
I would like to start with the bigger policy issue, on the EU improving its response capabilities.
What we need is a true 'rapid response capability'.
"And there seems to be no rapid response capability to deal with what we are certain will be problems on or after February 17th, 2009."