A methodology for consolidating fire services with traffic signal preemption

Lin Wang, Bryan A. Norman, Ming En Wang

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Abstract

Many cities in US are facing the difficult decision of closing some of their firehouses due to budget cuts. Average response times are used to measure the effect of closure of firehouses. With the money saved with firehouse closures, Traffic Signal Preemption (TSP) equipment can be installed to alleviate increases in response times. In this paper, methods are presented to decide which firehouses to close in order to minimize the increase in response times and which traffic signals should receive preemption capability if TSP deployment is considered. Experimental results based on the City of Pittsburgh are presented for two scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2005
EventIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 14 2005May 18 2005

Conference

ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period05/14/0505/18/05

Keywords

  • Emergency service
  • Network design
  • Traffic preemption
  • Transportation

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