Performing Policy Analysis for Municipal Agencies: Lessons from the New York City-Rand Institute's Fire Project,
NEW YORK CITY-RAND INST N Y
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The New York City-Rand Institute was involved in performing policy analysis for the New York City Fire Department over a period of 7 12 years. During this time many changes were made in the Fire Departments operations based largely on the results of the Institutes analysis. This paper discusses some of the changes, proposes some explanations for the success of the project, and describes how the work led to a similar effort to perform deployment policy studies for emergency service agencies throughout the country under federal sponsorship. The paper concludes with some impressions about what the work has taught us about performing urban policy analysis for operating agencies and transferring technology to municipal government personnel.
- Safety Engineering