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Author (up) Lisa Fern; Stoney Trent; Martin Voshell pdf  isbn
  Title A functional goal decomposition of urban firefighting Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 – 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2008  
  Volume Issue Pages 305-314  
  Keywords Decision making; Fires; Information systems; Job analysis; Cognitive task analysis; Decision strategy; Design recommendations; Emergency response; Firefighting; Information requirement; Pattern-matching technique; Fire extinguishers  
  Abstract In this paper we describe a functional goal decomposition of urban firefighting as part of a larger cognitive task analysis. Previous research indicates that firefighter decision strategies employ a pattern-matching technique that allows them to choose the first workable option based on similar previous experiences. This study builds upon this research by employing multiple cognitive task analysis methods to further examine firefighter decisions through a functional goal decomposition. The functional goal decomposition outlines the functions, decisions and information requirements of firefighting in terms of two overarching goals-save lives and protect property. Information requirements provide useful insight into the difficulties of firefighter decision-making. Though still in the preliminary stages, this project has generated a number of design recommendations to support urban firefighting. Future analyses are also discussed.  
  Address Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab, Ohio State University, United States; Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy, United States  
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  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Washington, DC Editor F. Fiedrich, B. Van de Walle  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780615206974 Medium  
  Track Research Methods in ISCRAM Expedition Conference 5th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 488  
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