International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 3, P907-917 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1489159 View full text
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Henrik Jaldell

Abstract: Fire protection is an example of a complex production process. This study measures efficiency by constructing binary and ordinal output variables from information on residential fires in Sweden about how a fire spreads from when the fire and rescue brigade arrives to when a fire is suppressed. The motivations behind this study are that there are only a few studies trying to estimate production efficiency for fire and rescue services, that data on a more detailed level is interesting for some public services, a…

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