Computer-supported visualization of rescue operations
2000 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, Vol. 35, no 1-3, 3-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Effective emergency management and response require a thorough understanding of the processes involved in a rescue operation and their interaction. Appropriate methods and tools for computer visualization of rescue operations can greatly facilitate activities such as command and control, system analysis, training, evaluation, and transfer of lessons learned. To this end, we introduce a method for systematic analysis, modeling and visualization of a rescue scenario. Models of rescue scenarios, prepared in advance, serve as the basis for data collection during an operation. The data collected are visualized in a computer tool with several views that can be customized according to the needs of different users. We demonstrate the method by applying it to a rescue operation where a taskforce trains for emergency response to a chemical incident.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 35, no 1-3, 3-27 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47641DOI: 10.1016/S0925-7535(00)00019-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47641DiVA: diva2:268537