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Rearranging Emergency Medical Service Region Using GIS Network Analysis - Daejeon Metropolitan City Case Study
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Rearranging Emergency Medical Service Region Using GIS Network Analysis - Daejeon Metropolitan City Case Study
Kwon, Pil; Lee, Young Min; Huh, Yong; Yu, Ki Yun;
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Emergency Medical Service(EMS) has become focused due to all kinds of disaster and a great number of casualties. The 119 emergency vehicles' dispatching methods are now being focused, for travel time of ambulances are the critical components in terms of saving human lives. Therefore, this study tried to rearrange 119 EMS regions more efficiently. For this study, Daejeon Metropolitan City's real call cases were analyzed. In order to rearrange the regions, OD Cost Matrix analysis was performed between 800 thousands random points and 26 departments in the Daejoen Metropolitan City. By creating Thiessen Polygon from the random points, a new region was created. As a results, average areas of the regions were reduces from 32 square kilometers to 20 square kilometers, and average time of arrivals are were also improved. Hence, if related organizations plan to rearrange EMS regions, they may utilize this study.
GIS;Network Analysis;Fire Department Region;Emergency Medical Service Region;OD Cost Matrix;
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