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Optimised Evacuation Strategies During Transport Emergencies: The SAVE ME Project

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gareth Evans


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SAVE ME is a three-year (2009-2012) European Commission funded project co-ordinated by the Transport Operations Research Group at Newcastle University. The project set out to develop a greater understanding of the role intelligent sensor-based systems could play in mitigating the impacts of a transport emergency event. By detecting the location of a disaster event in public transport terminals and critical infrastructures (i.e. tunnels and bridges) and determining the relative position of travellers, SAVE ME can provide quick and optimal mass evacuation guidance to help save the lives of the general public as well as optimise rescue strategies for emergency services personnel. It is has been acknowledged that the self-evacuation of individuals that can do so, in a safe and efficient manner, can often be the best way of minimising the impacts of an emergency event.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Evans GD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Emergency Services Times

Year: 2012

Volume: 13

Issue: 4

Pages: 64

Print publication date: 01/08/2012

ISSN (print): 1472-1090

Publisher: Broden Media