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Analysis of Improvement Effects on Building Approach Vulnerability by Expanding Emergency Rescue Centers in Busan
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 29, Issue 5,  2015, pp.79-87
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2015.29.5.079
 Title & Authors
Analysis of Improvement Effects on Building Approach Vulnerability by Expanding Emergency Rescue Centers in Busan
Choi, Jun-Ho; Lee, Ji-Soo; Hong, Won-Hwa;
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 Abstract
The placement of Korean fire-fighting administrative power in urban areas shows regional unbalance. In an ideal system, all citizens would be provided with equal fire protection and rescue services, but this is usually difficult to realize due to regional conditions or budget problems. In the case of Busan Metropolitan City, we deduced that it is impossible for half of the buildings to receive rescue services within 5 min, and the conditions are much worse for areas with long or wide fire-fighting service regions. The approach vulnerability for the existing emergency rescue squad locations was assessed. The results revealed that if a rescue team's location is shifted, the improvement effect will be virtually insignificant because of their geographical position. Therefore, this study suggests the establishment of additional rescue squads. It is proven that adding 5 rescue centers in the following locations could solve the problem of approach vulnerability: Bukbu, Gangseo, Geumjeong, Gijang, and Haeundae, in order of effectiveness. The number of buildings in the areas is 53,546.
 Keywords
Rescue squad center;Approach vulnerability;GIS;Network analyst;Fire service;Busan;
 Language
Korean
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