Abstract

Between 2007 and 2016, there were 144,002 HAZMAT incidents on US highways, with damage totaling nearly $600 M. The top two incident types in the past three years involved flammable-combustible liquids and corrosive materials. In 2016, 38% of firefighter fatality was a result of sudden cardiac death, making it one of the two leading causes of death among firefighters. Heat-related illness is directly linked to adverse cardiovascular events [5], but when detected early, recovery is likely. We propose a new system called REaCH: Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HAZMAT Incidents. The REaCH system will include real-time health monitoring of first responders through wearable devices that capture individual health parameters and exposure to hazardous materials. Individual health data and HAZMAT exposure data will be transmitted to a dashboard that integrates all of the information for the Incident Commander to monitor. The Incident Commander can evaluate if individuals need to be removed from the scene when his/her health status is being compromised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning for Digital Transformation. Co-Creating Services with Citizens and Industry - 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2020, Proceedings
EditorsSara Hofmann, Oliver Müller, Matti Rossi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages28-34
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030648220
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2020 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: Dec 2 2020Dec 4 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12388 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2020
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period12/2/2012/4/20

Keywords

  • Design science
  • Environmental monitoring system
  • First responder health
  • HAZMAT incidents
  • Real-time integrated dashboard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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