"The purpose of this study is to further the existing research into the area of consolidation of some or all of the emergency services on an Air Force installation. In the context of this work, these 'emergency services' will generally include the fire department (fire protection branch), security police, disaster preparedness, and ground safety. A 1983 research project completed by a student of the Air Command and Staff College indicated certain organizational changes would result in a more efficient use of manpower with an associated reduction in costs. The research question now under examination is whether or not there is sufficient support within the affected career fields to suggest that a pilot program of the consolidation concept be implemented."
Air University/Air Command and Staff College: AD-A166 599
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