Faculty Advisor

Lucht, David A.


Every year many social ills affect the welfare of the public of the United States. Data published in the media helps the public understand the relative risks of living in each city. Crime rates, unemployment rates, and high school completion rates are examples of data that are published or broadcast each year. However, city fire death rates are not produced. This project will develop a procedure for calculating fire death rates on a city-by-city basis, and for disseminating comparative data in the media.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering