Cover: Introduction to a Method for the Allocation of Fire Companies

Introduction to a Method for the Allocation of Fire Companies

Published 1974

by Kenneth Lloyd Rider


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A systematic method of allocating fire companies to regions in a city is introduced. The allocations are based on a compromise between the strategy of equal coverage to all regions of a city and that of minimizing the total city-wide fire risk. The degree of tradeoff between these strategies is determined by fire department management. Data from the City of Yonkers, New York, are used to illustrate the allocation method.

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