Document Type : Case Study


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, South-Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Considering the increasing growth of cities, population and urban fabric density, it seems necessary that emergency facilities and services such as fire stations are positioned optimally so that they can fulfill the demands well. The aim of this study is the optimization of equipment use in the fire stations, minimization the time to arrive at the incident through management of referral call to 125 Sari fire station center so that the referral call to the nearest fire station do not remain unanswered as much as possible and there will be no need to refer to another station. In this research, the resources required at Sari’s fire station were simulated using Enterprise Dynamic software. The input data of the simulation is based on the number and sequence of the time of people's phone calls. After collecting historical data from telephone calls using the function fitting method, the distribution function of available resources is calculated in Minitab software. In the following, the distribution functions of failure in the existing fire engines are calculated using the same method and the obtained information is simulated. The result indicates an improvement of 20% in relief time by adding one source in Sari fire station center.


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