Right-Sizing Navy Fire & Emergency Services

OR699/SYST699 Fall 2012


Navy Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) protects 70+ installations worldwide via four functions: Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, EMS Transport, and Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting.  However, in a fiscally constrained era, the Navy is required to more carefully budget and trim their resources and the F&ES are not exempt.  In order to make decisions regarding a reduction in assets and services, the Navy needs to be able to quantify the risk of loss of infrastructure, property, and lives.


This project is part of the capstone project for a Masters Degree in either Operations Research or Systems Engineering.  The team intends to build upon previous work completed to develop a modular framework for evaluating the expected loss for any given installation as a function of varying the force size of the attached fire and emergency services.