Second International Conference On Fire Service Deployment Analysis

Second International Conference On
Fire Service Deployment Analysis

Fire Department Instructors Conference
Indianapolis, Indianan, USA
March 12-13, 2002


Institution of Fire Engineers (United States of America Branch)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) Department of Public Management
Pennwell Publishing/Fire Engineering Magazine


United States Fire Administration
Deccan International


The organizers extend their appreciation to the United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and in particular Administrator David Paulison, Division Director Dr. Cortez Lawrence and project office John Cochran. The agency’s generous funding of this project under a grant made it possible to continue the conference series for this, its fourth year. In 2002, we return to the theme of deployment analysis, which has become a common term within the fire service. Our other conference were on the “reinventing government” movement and fir services (2000) and firefighter Safety (2001).

Additional financial support from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc,. (ESRI) and Deccan International, Inc. has made it possible to extend our hospitality to all of the attendees and guests at this conference. Please take a moment to add you thanks for their generosity and support for this conference to that we offer on behalf of the organizers. Deccan marks its fourth year of support for this event.

Offering a conference program of high quality requires an appropriate venue and untold hours of behind-the-scenes effort. PennWell Publishing continues to offer complete support which makes this conference possible. Without their generous in-kind support, we would be unable to attract the presenters from around the work. PennWell, the Institution of Fire Engineers (USA Branch) and John Jay College began this series in the hopes of fostering contact among international fire service leaders and researchers and producing a legacy through production of proceedings.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we wish to thank the organizers, sponsors, presenters and attendees for their many contributions to this event’s success.

Supported by the United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, under Cooperative Agreement EME-2002-GR-0101