A spatially enabled decision support tool to visualise volunteer firefighting capacity across Victoria.
The project develops spatially enabled decision support tool to visualise volunteer firefighting capacity across Victoria and analyses Victoria’s historic peak fire and emergency surge capacity responses from 1999 to 2016. It helps understand volunteer resource supply capabilities in busy seasons and identify research priority needs to enhance volunteer workforce planning capability.
The system was derived from CDMPS’s Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System (IDDSS), which supports enhanced decision making through the provision of better information based upon the ability to visualise databases. The data source comes from the Fire Incident Reporting System (FIRS) which allows reporting on data extracted from fire reports. The research task was determined to be a temporal spatial pattern analysis problem coupled to the definition of concurrency of demand (ie, incidents) and supply (ie, trucks and personnel).
- Visualise the volunteer firefighting capacity across Victoria
- Analyse the historic peak fire and other emergency load surge responses
- Analyse the resources allocation from both brigade and incident perspectives
- Identify research priority needs to enhance volunteer workforce planning capability
Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV)
County Fire Authority (CFA)