Mapping the Rescue Equipment Mobilization Potential: Decision Support Tool for Emergency Management

Daeho Kim, Taehoon Hong, Minhyun Lee, Choongwan Koo, Jimin Kim, Kwangbok Jeong

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04017037
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Emergency response agency
  • Geographic information system
  • Mobilization potential
  • Novel approach
  • Rescue equipment
  • Standard emergency response time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • General Engineering
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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