ABSTRACT

Fire Data Analysis Handbook   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The fire service exists today in an environment constantly inundated with data, but data are often of little use in the everyday, real world in which first responders live and work. More and more, it is not fighting tires as much as it is doing EMS, hazmat, inspections, investigations, prevention, and other non-traditional but important tasks which are vital to the community. Balancing limited resources and justifying daily operations and finances in the face of tough economic times is a scenario that every department can relate to. How well a department can do this depends mainly on how well it uses information. Motivation for the handbook comes from the belief that fire departments collect an immense amount of data, but do very little with the data. This handbook has a primary objective to describe statistical techniques for analyzing data typically collected in fire departments."

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Date:
1999
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.fema.gov
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