Conceptual Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Events
New Zealand’s State Highway Organisations (SHOs) need to work and make decisions in a coordinated and efficient manner to minimize disruptions during emergency events. The aim of this paper is to present a conceptual framework to support decision-making during emergency events based on the available information. The Dynamic Response Recovery Model (DRRM) combines practical emergency management knowledge observed from simulated emergency exercises, response procedures and an Expert System (ES) set of rules. SHOs will use the framework to improve the allocation of both personnel and physical resources during response and recovery operations. Basic premises to apply DRRM in New Zealand’s context are introduced and discussed.