Determining the Travel Characteristics of Emergency Service Vehicles
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Describes the mechanics of a data-gathering experiment and a computer program that can be used to analyze the experimental results. The experiment is designed to gather data to determine the relationship of travel time and travel speed to travel distance and time of day for emergency service vehicles responding to calls for service within a municipality. The resulting empirical travel characteristics are important input parameters for many mathematical models that can be used to study the deployment problems of municipal emergency service systems. The latter part of the report serves as a user's manual for the program, and includes a program listing, a description of the input data, a detailed explanation of the output, and a sample printout.
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