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Workshop on the Evaluation of a Tactical Decision Aid Display.

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Davis, W. D.; Vettori, R. L.; Reneke, P. A.; Brassell, L. D.; Holmberg, D. G.; Kostecki, J.; Kratchman, J.

NISTIR 7268; 32 p. October 2005.


evaluation; building information; elevators (lifts); emergency plans; emergency responders; emergency response; fire alarm systems; fire detection; homeland security; incident command; scenarios


On July 26, 2005 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a workshop consisting of fire service and fire safety personnel that had tow objectives. The first, was to give the attendees a presentation of the history and present status of the project entitled "Building Tactical Information System for Public Safety Officials". The second objective was to have the group participate in a hands-on exercise, where they were able to work with and evaluate the present system of first responder information displays which are designed to provide real time building and emergency information to incident command and dispatch centers. Their evaluations and recommendations for improvements of the current displays are presented in this document.