Accession Number : ADA288421

Title :   Air Force Fire Protection Cost Risk Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 91-31 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : HUGHES ASSOCIATES INC COLUMBIA MD

Personal Author(s) : Peatross, M. J. ; Hunt, S. P. ; Gottuk, D. T. ; Siegmann, C. W. ; Beyler, C. L.

PDF Url : ADA288421

Report Date : 31 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : This report discusses a series of analysis conducted to assess the impact of policy changes on fire losses. The analysis are based on available United States Air Force (USAF) fire incident data and the civilian National Fire Incident Report (NFIRS) database. An overall analysis of civilian and USAF fire departments found no clear difference in the performance of the two groups. The effect of fire department response time on fire losses was studied. A direct linear relationship between response time and fire loss was observed for both USAF and civilian fires. A cost model for estimating the annual base a - rating cost of USAF fire departments was developed. This model is series of user-interactive spread sheets which allow specification of manpower and vehicles by the user. The combined use of the response time analysis and the cost model can be used to calculate the expected cost/risks of relocation of fire fighting resources. A task-oriented work breakdown structure for USAF fire departments was conducted. A series of flowcharts were produced to diagram steps in fire fighting.

Descriptors :   * COSTS, *FIRES, *FIRE PROTECTION, DATA BASES, AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, RISK, MODELS, SPECIFICATIONS, MODIFICATION, REACTION TIME, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, MANPOWER, LINEARITY, USER NEEDS, RESOURCES, RATINGS, RELOCATION, LOSSES, FIRE FIGHTING, FLOW CHARTING, VEHICLES, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE