Accession Number:

AD0768077

Title:

Mathematical Programming Applications in the Analysis of the Deployment and Utilization of Fire-Fighting Resources,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK CITY-RAND INST N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The paper gives a brief review of some applications of mathematical programming in the analysis of the deployment of fire engines. The author discusses a semi-Markov decision process linear programming formulation of the problem of deciding how many fire engines to dispatch to a new alarm, a staged integer programming formulation of the problem of relocating fire engines to rebalance city-wide protection when extremely large fires deplete part of the city, and simple non-linear integer programming formulations of strategic resource allocation problems. All analyses have resulted in policy recommendations that have influenced current operations of the New York City Fire Department. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE