Oh yeah, blog, I totally forgot to mention, I PASSED MY COMPREHENSIVE EXAM AND DISSERTATION PROPOSAL!!!!!!
So, I have been reading about the effectiveness of the current methods for determining the efficiency of fire stations. Most fire stations look at efficiency by cutting there budgets. Their argument is that basically lowering input (the budget) is not a good measure of efficiency. They argue that you have to look at the value of the property saved
“the mission of the fire service is to be resilient and fast, not necessarily efficient”
Efficiency would mean minimizing costs. Essentially, this is reducing the budget. In disasters we need speed, resiliency, and sustainability. Currently bounty hunting doesn’t minimize the budget.
A bounty hunting system gives the agents more autonomy to chose the task they want to do rather than being governed by the results of the auction.
Would incorporating different types of bounty hunting strategies rather than just maximize the current bounty alone be the most effective approach?
I’ve already since starting this post have created a measure for speed and the jumpship bounty hunters are quite good at being speedy even under adverse situations in comparison to auction methods.