Faculty Advisor

Fitzgerald, Robert W.


One of the important economic questions for communities in the United States is the decision of the level of staffing that is appropriate for the fire risk of a community. This project explored fire department staffing in two ways. One way was through a study of staffing analyses. A second way was to determine a relationship between staffing and the time till agent application on an analytical basis. The feasibility of developing a mathematical model for this analysis was explored.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering