An Incident Reporting and Information Retrieval System for the Fire Service
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameBachelor of Science with Honours
This year the students of COSC203 were involved with Dr R.E.M. Cooper and the Christchurch Fire Brigade in designing and implementing an on-line mobilising system for the Christchurch Fire Brigade. It was envisaged that the data collected and output by this mobilising system as well as data collected from other sources could be assembled into a data base. From this incident data base meaningful statistics could be obtained for a variety of uses. The research project involved analysing the present incident reporting system, identifying its requirements and current difficulties. If the problems of the present system warranted it, then a new incident reporting approach would have to be designed. Initially, because the approach was from the local Christchurch Fire Brigade and later on, because of communication difficulties with the Fire Commission (in Wellington), both the mobilising and the incident reporting schemes were discussed and developed in conjunction with the local brigade. Although it was necessary to deal with many different people in the brigade most of the work was done with and most of the liaison done through Station Officer K. Wayman and in conjunction with him, the Deputy Chief Fire Officer G. Roberts.
SubjectsField of Research::08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0803 - Computer Software
- Engineering: Reports