Event Title

Declining Employment of Professional Firefighters: How is it Affecting our Chance of Survival?

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

9-4-2012 2:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 3:00 PM

Student's Major

Economics

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Ihsuan Li

Mentor's Department

Economics

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

This research presents an economic model for medical emergency survival rate determined by the community’s choice between volunteer and professional firefighting services. Using county-level data from the US Census Bureau and United States Fire Association, OLS regression techniques will be used to estimate the age-adjusted mortality rate from variables of: community staffing choice of public services, community demographics and the demand equation for public services. The model will predict evidence that communities with a larger percentage of professional firefighters will result in a higher age-adjusted mortality rate. If these results prove positive, this research could influence the public demand for fire protection, government policy and an increase in budgets for public safety service.

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Declining Employment of Professional Firefighters: How is it Affecting our Chance of Survival?

CSU 202

This research presents an economic model for medical emergency survival rate determined by the community’s choice between volunteer and professional firefighting services. Using county-level data from the US Census Bureau and United States Fire Association, OLS regression techniques will be used to estimate the age-adjusted mortality rate from variables of: community staffing choice of public services, community demographics and the demand equation for public services. The model will predict evidence that communities with a larger percentage of professional firefighters will result in a higher age-adjusted mortality rate. If these results prove positive, this research could influence the public demand for fire protection, government policy and an increase in budgets for public safety service.

Recommended Citation

Bemenderfer, Justin. "Declining Employment of Professional Firefighters: How is it Affecting our Chance of Survival?." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-11/3