An architecture for an integrated fire emergency response system for the built environment

Upadhyay, Rochan, Pringle, Gavin, Beckett, George, Potter, Stephen, Han, Liangxiu, Welch, Stephen, Usmani, Asif and Torero, Jose (2008). An architecture for an integrated fire emergency response system for the built environment. In: Daniel T. Gottuk and Brian Y. Lattimer, Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium. 9th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Karlsruhe, Germany, (427-438). 21-26 September 2008. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.9-427


Author Upadhyay, Rochan
Pringle, Gavin
Beckett, George
Potter, Stephen
Han, Liangxiu
Welch, Stephen
Usmani, Asif
Torero, Jose
Title of paper An architecture for an integrated fire emergency response system for the built environment
Conference name 9th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
Conference location Karlsruhe, Germany
Conference dates 21-26 September 2008
Proceedings title Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium
Series Fire Safety Science
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher IAFSS
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.9-427
Open Access Status
ISSN 1817-4299
Editor Daniel T. Gottuk
Brian Y. Lattimer
Start page 427
End page 438
Total pages 12
Abstract/Summary FireGrid is a modern concept that aims to leverage a number of modern technologies to aid fire emergency response. In this paper we provide a brief introduction to the FireGrid project. A number of different technologies such as wireless sensor networks, grid-enabled High Performance Computing (HPC) implementation of fire models, and artificial intelligence tools need to be integrated to build up a modern fire emergency response system. We propose a system architecture that provides the framework for integration of the various technologies. We describe the components of the generic FireGrid system architecture in detail. Finally we present a small-scale demonstration experiment which has been completed to highlight the concept and application of the FireGrid system to an actual fire. Although our proposed system architecture provides a versatile framework for integration, a number of new and interesting research problems need to be solved before actual deployment of the system. We outline some of the challenges involved which require significant interdisciplinary collaborations. Copyright
Keyword Demonstration experiment
Emergency response system
Firegrid
System architecture
Technology integration
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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