Optimised Evacuation Strategies During Transport Emergencies: The SAVE ME Project

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Publication type Article
JournalEmergency Services Times
ISSN (print)1472-1090
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SAVE ME is a three-year (2009-2012) European Commission funded project co-ordinated by the Transport Operations Research Group at Newcastle University. The project set out to develop a greater understanding of the role intelligent sensor-based systems could play in mitigating the impacts of a transport emergency event. By detecting the location of a disaster event in public transport terminals and critical infrastructures (i.e. tunnels and bridges) and determining the relative position of travellers, SAVE ME can provide quick and optimal mass evacuation guidance to help save the lives of the general public as well as optimise rescue strategies for emergency services personnel. It is has been acknowledged that the self-evacuation of individuals that can do so, in a safe and efficient manner, can often be the best way of minimising the impacts of an emergency event.
PublisherBroden Media
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