An Analysis of the Deployment of Fire-Fighting Resources in Denver, Colorado

by Thomas E. Hendrick, D. R. Plane, D. E. Monarchi, C. Tomasides, F. William Heiss, Warren Walker


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One of a series of case studies documenting deployment analyses of police, fire, and ambulance services in several American cities. It presents a description and the results of a study that was conducted to analyze the deployment of Denver's fire-fighting resources, and to develop improved deployment strategies for the Denvery Fire Department. Among the objectives of the study were (1) to assess the current level of fire protection being supplied by the Fire Department, and (2) to develop alternative fire station configurations that would provide approximately the same level of fire protection at a lower cost. The study resulted in a long-term plan leading to a reduction of five fire companies. A complete description of the methodology that was used to arrive at these recommendations is presented. (See also R-1566/1 and R-1566/2.)

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