Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Faculty Advisor

Notarianni, Kathy Ann


This study focuses on Plymouth County, Massachusetts and how well it complies with the standards of operation set by the National Fire Protection Association, with special attention paid to potential methods of improving service. Statistical analysis of fire departments and personal interviews were used as data collection methods. Results demonstrate that a regionalized dispatch center has the potential to allow towns to comply with dispatching standards and that a regionalized dispatch center would be more cost effective than individual dispatching services.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering