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Title: Mapping the rescue equipment mobilization potential : decision support tool for emergency management
Authors: Kim, D
Hong, T
Lee, M
Koo, C 
Kim, J
Jeong, K
Keywords: Emergency response agency
Geographic information system
Mobilization potential
Novel approach
Rescue equipment
Standard emergency response time
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of management in engineering, 2017, v. 33, no. 6, 04017037, p. 2 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of management in engineering 
Abstract: From a managerial perspective, prediagnosis of emergency response potential and decision support during rescue operations are essential for improving emergency response capability. Toward this end, this paper introduces a novel index to measure equipment availability at a certain location and time: rescue equipment mobilization potential within standard emergency response time (REMPSERT), which was estimated and visualized in a map based on the geographic information system (GIS). It is shown that the accuracy of the proposed map was in a highly acceptable range (i.e., 92.4%) compared with a commercialized navigation system. Using the validated map, two case studies are presented: (1) the prediagnosis of response potential (case: Seoul), and (2) the decision support for optimal dispatching of rescue equipment (case: Mauna Ocean Resort collapse), through which the utility and efficacy of the proposed map in emergency management were verified.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/73797
ISSN: 0742-597X
EISSN: 1943-5479
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000550
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