June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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Systems Engineering Approach to First Responder Interoperability ABSTRACTThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the technologies, policies and standards that arecurrently being developed to assist first responders in successfully managing major incidents.Using systems engineering approach, the technology, policies, standards and procedures that arenecessary in creating an effective system for disaster responses will be evaluated andrecommendations made. First responders need to work and coordinate with a variety of agenciesthat may not have similar communications equipment, policies and tools. First responders canfind themselves unable to communicate with other agencies or unable to locate and applyresources when responding to a major incident or natural disaster. This can seriously hinder theability to plan for and respond to major events. A successful system will aid in coordinating,tracking and managing resources. Specifically, an appropriate system can aid first responders inexchanging valuable information seamlessly and provide a factor of safety for the individualresponder.
Khalid, A., & Banks, S. C. (2011, June), Systems Engineering Approach to First Responder Interoperability Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18934
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