Accession Number : AD0737677

Title :   Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units: A Survey,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK CITY-RAND INST N Y

Personal Author(s) : Chaiken,Jan M. ; Larson,Richard C.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

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 describes the common characteristics and operational problems of these systems and surveys the various methods, both traditional and recently-developed, which may be used for allocating their units. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VEHICLES, RESCUES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POLICE, FIRE SAFETY, AMBULANCES, DEPLOYMENT

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE