Monitoring and Analysis of Command Post Communication in Rescue Operations
2001 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, Vol. 39, no 1-2, 51-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The performance of a command post staff has a decisive effect on the outcome of a rescue operation when it comes to co-ordination and management of various rescue forces. Monitoring and documentation of the internal work and communication processes that take place in a command team can increase the ability to investigate and understand cause–effect relationships between incoming field reports, operational procedures, decisions, commands and the rescue response in the field. To this end we present a method and a software tool that enable an observer to monitor and record communication events in a command post staff. The method extends link analysis by introducing time stamping and classification of events. Thus, extended link analysis enables both cumulative measures and detailed temporal analysis of staff communication. The software tool supports configuration, monitoring, time stamping and classification of communication events. It can export data in standard formats for statistical analysis and visualisation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 39, no 1-2, 51-60 p.
Command post analysis, Command post communication, Extended link analysis (ELA), MIND, Link Analyzer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15617DOI: 10.1016/S0925-7535(01)00025-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15617DiVA: diva2:126770