Fire cost control in Canada

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Journal titleUrban Analysis
Pages169210; # of pages: 42
Subjectfire stations; costs; fire protection; supplement on report of the study on fire prevention and control systems in canada; fire departments comparisons; Fire
AbstractThis account supplements the Report of the Study on Fire Prevention and Control Systems in Canada (Switzer and Baird, 1980), and analyzes the replies to the questionnaire distributed in connection with that Study. It investigates the characteristics that distinguish municipal councils maintaining fulltime fire departments from those that choose volunteer or composite departments. Comparisons are provided between fire department expenditures and other known parameters. The number of firefighters who can be employed for a given expenditure is also noted. The gross cost of fire is tabulated in relation to population and type of fire department. A series of cost comparisons is made between groups of fire departments classified by a variety of attributes. A series of tentative inferences is shown, with qualifications. The pay rates of volunteer firefighters are presented as a histogram.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22784
NPARC number20378890
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Record created2012-07-24
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