WIT Press


Support System For The Training Of Crisis Management Group Members

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130231

Volume

134

Pages

10

Page Range

247 - 256

Published

2014

Size

460 kb

Author(s)

M. Drozdova, P. Rapant & L. Malerova

Abstract

A unique training workplace for public service employees, who deal with extensive crisis events, is now being prepared in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has suffered several floods in the recent years, floods are therefore the principal concern, but other events such as dangerous chemical leaks or extensive traffic accidents are taken into account. Despite being inspired by similar workplaces in the neighboring countries, the proposed solution remains unique. The output of this project will be a piece of specialized software, which will constitute a simulation environment over the GIS projects, and a set of workplaces. These workplaces will enable the course participants to be exposed to situations similar to real life situations, which might occur during unusual events. The project is being prepared with the support of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic within a research project concerning public safety called SIMPROKIM – Crisis Management Process Simulator and with the support of the Fire Brigade of the Czech Republic, represented by the Czech Association of Fire Officers. The first stage was focused on tools and methods of crisis management process specification and a solution as to how to create a system, which would support training of the emergency committee members. Business modeling methods were used for the specification of crisis management processes and the processes of the emergency committee member training. Also Unified Software Development Process was used to design a system that will support the emergency committee members training. System requirements were elicited and described in the System Requirements Specification Document, which was passed to a company that was responsible for the project

Keywords

crisis management, emergency, simulation software, training scenario