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Author (up) Katelynn Amaris Kapalo; Pamela Wisniewski; Joseph J. LaViola Jr. pdf  isbn
  Title First In, Left Out : Current Technological Limitations from the Perspective of Fire Engine Companies Type Conference Article
  Year 2019 Publication Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2019  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Fire service, case study, sociotechnical analysis, work analysis, information systems  
  Abstract The cognitive demands and skills required of a fire engine company when assessing the scene of an incident and

the systems they use to manage this information are a matter of life or death. We conducted a case study with an

entire fire battalion in Florida (35 firefighters at varying levels of command) to assess their routine technology

needs. Using a cognitive work analysis approach, we found that the firefighters in our study relied on mission

critical systems that often failed, as well as disparate secondary systems that lacked integration. Capability gaps

and inaccessible data also increased the likelihood of errors, creating frustration in the systems that both helped

and hindered these firefighters in their daily job tasks. We describe what firefighters need from technology in its

present state and we outline usability issues for technology designers and practitioners to leverage in the design

of future systems.
  Address University of Central Florida, United States of America  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Iscram Place of Publication Valencia, Spain Editor Franco, Z.; González, J.J.; Canós, J.H.  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-84-09-10498-7 Medium  
  Track T15- Open Track Expedition Conference 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2019)  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1895  
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