The Right Decision – Evidence-based Decision Making for Fire Service Professionals

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Authors
  1. Maxim, P.S.
  2. Garis, L.
  3. Plecas, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);Wilfrid Laurier Univ, Waterloo ONT (CAN) Dept of Physics;University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC (CAN)
Abstract
While the primary function of fire departments has remained consistent over time—to protect human lives and property—how departments deliver their services is becoming more complex. The rate of fire incidents has generally declined over the past few decades, but the public is asking departments to respond to a broader range of calls. Those calls often require more sophisticated equipment and better trained personnel. Furthermore, we are asking fire services increasingly to integrate their functions with other first responder agencies, such as Emergency Medical Services.
Keywords
evidence-based;decision making;fire service
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C340;CSSP-2013-CD-1109 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2015
Number of Pages
98
DSTKIM No
CA042363
CANDIS No
803620
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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