Introduction to a Method for the Allocation of Fire Companies,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A decision must be made about where to locate a new fire house whenever an outmoded fire house is scheduled to be closed. Another major concern is the travel time to fires throughout the city. A problem arises if two regions of a city have widely differing rates of fire incidence. In practice, some compromise must be made between objectives in order to obtain a reasonable and useful allocation of fire companies. This paper presents a systematic method of making a compromise based on estimations of fire alarms, hazards, geography, and workload.
- Civil Engineering
- Safety Engineering