A Risk — Informed Approach to Decision Making in Rescue Operations
Rescue operations on scene are usually based on rigid management systems. The on -scene commanders act within these systems, and their experiences are influenced by standardised emergency plans, written procedures and predefined arrangements and measures for the on scene activities.
This paper presents an on scene decision making model based on the predictive Bayesian approach to risk. The paper discusses premises to be considered, if the risk — informed approach shall succeed as a powerful decision strategy on accident scenes.
KeywordsEmergency Management fIre Department Observable Quantity Rescue Operation Fire Ground
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Klein G, Calderwood R, Clinton-Cirocco A: Rapid Decision Making On the Fire Ground. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society — 30th Annual Meeting, 1986, pp 576-580.Google Scholar
- 2.Njå O, Rake, E.L (2003); Risk Based Decision Making on Accident Scenes. In; Emergency Management in a Changing World, The International Emergency Management Society 10th Annual Conference Proceedings, 2003.Google Scholar
- 5.Klein G. A Recognition — Primed Decision (RPD) Model of Rapid Decision Making. In; Klein G, Orasanu J, Calderwood R, Zsambok, C. E (ed) Decision Making in Action: Models and Methods. Ablex Publishing Corporation, New Jersey, 1993, pp138–147.Google Scholar
- 6.NOU 2000: 30; Norges offentlige utredninger 2000: 30 (2000). Åsta-ulykken, 4 januar 2000. Oslo, Statens forvaltningstjeneste Informasjonsforvaltning. Main report from the commission of inquiry. Also available at http://odin.dep.no