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Using human and technological resources to manage people movement

Using human and technological resources to manage people movement

Gwynne, Steve and Boswell, D.L. (2009) Using human and technological resources to manage people movement. In: Fire suppression and detection research and applications: a technical working conference (SUPDET 2009). National Fire Protection Research Foundation, Orlando, Florida.

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Abstract

The key purpose of any detection system is to detect deteriorating conditions sufficiently early so that an emergency response can commence in a timely manner. In reality, the detection system may be formed from a technological component (e.g., automated systems) and a human component (e.g., staff noting fire cues directly or through monitoring CCTV, etc.). The emergency response can be improved in two ways. Firstly, the available safe egress time can be increased; e.g., through actively addressing the incident with a suppression system, reducing the time of detection, etc. Secondly, the time required to reach safety can be reduced; e.g., through initiating and managing the response of the evacuating population. It is important to note that there are human and technological elements in both approaches. This paper looks at integrating the human and technological solutions available to manage the response of a population and improve the use of the information provided by the detection process. This approach should be especially valuable where the population is transient, where the potential scenarios are numerous, where security is an issue, and where possible false alarms would lead to expensive and disruptive responses.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Fire suppression and detection research and applications: a technical working conference (SUPDET 2009)
Additional Information: National Fire Protection Research Foundation, Orlando, FL, February 24-27, 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: people movement, evacuation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10780

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