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Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units

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Show simple item record Chaiken, Jan M. en_US Larson, Richard C., 1943- en_US 2004-05-28T19:34:26Z 2004-05-28T19:34:26Z 1971-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract An urban emergency service system provides mobile units (vehicles) to respond to requests for service which can occur at any time and any place throughout a city. This paper surveys recent quantitative work aimed at improving the allocation policies of these systems, including determining the number of units on duty, designing response areas and patrol patterns, and locating service facilities. Recent models which provide insight into system operation are proposed to replace traditional rules-of-thumb as guides to allocation decision-making. The methods discussed are applicable to police and fire departments, emergency ambulance services, and certain other emergency service. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under Grant H-1056 and in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants GK-16471 and GI-5. en_US
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dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Operations Research Center Working Paper;OR 003-71 en_US
dc.title Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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