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The class will use Excelâ„¢ for hands-on instruction and includes lecture, demonstration, and guided discussion.

Among the things you will learn: 

  • An introduction to statistics for Fire and EMS (without the difficult math).
  • Templates and formulas to get you up to speed quickly with your own department data.
  • Visual representations (tables and graphs) - which to use and when.
  • Understanding the differences between large and small data sets and the special considerations with small data.
  • Best practices in Fire and EMS data quality.
  • How to set realistic performance objectives.
  • How to identify outliers in data.
  • Standards of cover: all the quantitative tools you'll need to work with accreditation peer teams.
  • How to calculate effective response force and unit concentrations.
  • Making percentiles, quantiles and cumulative frequencies simple.
  • How to calculate measures that involve arrival times on scene.
  • Unit and system reliability.
  • A comprehensive yet palatable rundown of practices for use of statistics in fire service performance measurements, including compliance with NFPA 1710 and 1221: what works and what doesn't.

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