Data Collection in Rescue Operations
2002 (English)In: The International Emergency Management Society 9th Annual Conference Proceedings, 2002, 136-147 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Rescue operations are complex distributed activities. First response, incident command and rear support have to be coordinated under time pressure and safety critical conditions. Analysing an operation and learning from the experience is problematic because spatially separated units, heterogeneous systems and fragmentary information make it difficult for participants, managers and researchers to grasp the ramifications of a complex scenario. In training, multimedia representations of rescue operations support after-action reviews, post-mission analyses and distance learning by providing coherent and persistent representations of exercises. In this paper we investigate how methods and tools developed in a training context can be adapted to support reconstruction and exploration of real rescue operations as a basis for experience-based learning and operational development. Especially, we study the requirements and limitations on data collection in real rescue operations in relation to emergency-response training. We elaborate on the consequences of the differences in data collection abilities for documenting an involved scenario, analysing the facts of the event and communicating the results and findings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. 136-147 p.
Rescue operations, data collection, debriefing, AAR, learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15618DiVA: diva2:126773