Publication Date

Summer 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Chris Tweddle, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Dianna Galante, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Andrius Tamulis, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to analyze the location of an emergency facility location within a town based on given information from the village and to use the results to determine the optimal location for an emergency facility. A model of the problem was developed using a spreadsheet and computer program to record and analyze the optimal response time based on different locations of emergency facilities. Assumptions were made to create situations easily computed through spreadsheet and computer programs. Once calculated, information was used to create a framework of demand density across a gridded map. Once the computer program was updated to use the large amount of data, results were obtained. Based on data and modeling, the current location of emergency facility was not located in the most opportune locations and another location was deemed better suited for serving the community.