A nontechnical overview of the Firehouse Site Evaluation Model that was developed at The New York City-RAND Institute (see R-1618/2). The report is designed to help city administrators and fire department officials understand what the model is, when it should be used, how it works, what output information it provides, and what data, computer and manpower resources are needed to use it. The siting model is one of several models developed by the Institute that address the general question of firehouse location. A description is given of the circumstances under which the use of each model is most appropriate. Sources of further information are listed.
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