Allocation of Emergency Units: Response Areas,
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The average travel time for emergency units such as fire engines, ambulances, and police patrol cars, which respond to spatially distributed incidents, is not necessarily minimized by always dispatching the closest available unit s to each incident. Methods are described for changing response areas so as to reduce average travel time and also reduce the imbalance of workload among units.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment