Right-Sizing Fire Department Response
Track: Fire, Rescue, and EMS
Authors: Kendell Ryan, Mike Cox
Identifying effective methodology to differentiate fire department response recipes between differing structures is more than gut feelings. Right-sizing your response requires more than its identified use-group. Hinging on your jurisdiction’s data, the fire service can provide responses based on building footprint, height, use group, hydrant distance and more. Using geoprocessing models, network analysis, and database queries, we automated a process for assigning hazard classes to structures.