Nowadays, fire accident is still a thorny problem due to the current firefighting still heavily relies on the experience instead of information. Saving lives from fireground is the primary task in firefighting, in which the speed of effective search largely relies on the sufficient and instant information. When insufficient information situation follows firefighter tightly, the firefighter's life can be jeopardised. Equipped firefighter with the advancing information technology, such as IR, laser range-finder, camera, augmented reality and an unmanned aerial vehicle for acquiring more fireground information may be useful for firefighting task. This study focuses on using Monte Carlo simulation model to quantify the feasible alternatives and finds out the significant effect by t-test. The result showed the time in search of victim is significantly reduced as using new way of firefighting. The contribution of this paper is to disclose the value of the proposed information-based technology in support of firefighting.
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing 2018 3(1), p.20-33