A Non-Radial Model in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for Ranking of Fire Station Candidate in District Ten of Tehran Municipality

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Urban Planning, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Urban Planning, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Ranking of fire stations is one of the most important issues in urban planning and crisis management. Because ranking increases the speed of service in crises. In the real world, the value of some attributes is non-controllable, so planners and decision makers can't change the values in the ranking process and it must be considered in the ranking. The aim of this study is ranking of fire stations candidates in district ten of Tehran municipality and for this, has used non-radial DEA model. The decision matrix consists of eleven alternatives and twelve attributes. The attributes are controllable (that the decision makers able to change values) and non-controllable (that the decision makers unable to change the values). The results show that station 5 is prioritized among the stations and has higher non-controllable attribute values in decision matrix than the others, and it validates the results.