An Analysis of the Deployment of Fire-Fighting Resources in Jersey City, New Jersey

by Kenneth Lloyd Rider, J. Hausner, R. Shortell, J. Bligh, T. Candiloro

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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 Jersey City's fire companies. Among the objectives of the study were: (1) to transfer to the city a knowledge of the Institute's methodology; and (2) to use that methodology to develop a ten-year plan for the deployment of the city's fire-fighting resources. The analysis focused on: the number, location, and manning of the city's fire companies; the type of vehicles that should be used; and the appropriate initial-dispatch policy. Several deployment options of similar cost were developed and evaluated. A complete description of the deployment analysis methodology is presented. (See also R-1566/1, R-1566/2, R-1566/3, R-1566/5, and R-1566/6.)

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