Urban Fire Protection

Studies of the Operations of the New York City Fire Department

by Edward H. Blum


Download Free Electronic Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.8 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback23 pages $20.00 $16.00 20% Web Discount

Description of urban fire protection studies being conducted jointly by the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and The New York City-RAND Institute. Under way now nearly three years, these studies have (1) created the perspectives, methods, approaches, and results of a new analytical field; (2) transformed these research products into policies, helped put the policies into practice, and evaluated results; (3) helped alter the FDNY's fire-fighting technology, the operation of its dispatching system, and the ways it manages and deploys its men and equipment; (4) yielded gains in operational effectiveness valued at many million dollars per year — annual returns more than ten times the studies' cost; and (5) helped the FDNY develop new problem-solving capabilities and improve its bases for future decisions and policies. (Presented at Symposium on Urban Fires, AAAS 137th Annual Meeting.)

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.