An On-Line Program for Relocating Fire-Fighting Resources

by C. E. Shanesy

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Describes a computer program that allows a fire dispatcher to monitor fire protection in his jurisdiction on a real-time basis. Based on equipment status entered by the dispatcher, the program informs him when coverage in some area is unsatisfactory and how to move equipment to correct the situation. The report contains complete information for operating the program and extensive examples of its use based on a sample data base drawn from New York City. It also includes (1) instructions for preparing the data required to use the program in any geographic area (the relocation procedure is described in R-1023), (2) a description of the logical flow of the program, (3) definitions of variables used in the program, (4) program modifications, and (5) program listings.

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