A SIMULATION MODEL FOR REAL-TIME EMERGENCY VEHICLE DISPATCHING AND ROUTING

In this paper the authors develop a simulation model to evaluate a real-time Emergency Medical Service (EMS) vehicle response system that uses real-time travel time information and assists the emergency vehicle dispatchers in assigning response vehicles and guiding those vehicles through non-congested routes. Different response strategies are evaluated using this simulation model. These include the First Called, First Served (FCFS) strategy, the nearest origin assignment strategy, and the flexible assignment strategy that uses real-time travel time information for assigning and dispatching response vehicles. Different assumptions and conditions are used to test the sensitivity of the flexible assignment strategy

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2003. Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. Remarks: Paper prepared for presentation at the 82nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2003. Format: CD ROM
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Haghani, Ali
    • Tian, Qiang
    • Hu, Huijun
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2003

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM