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Trends and Research in the Decision Sciences: Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference by Merrill Warkentin, Decision Sciences Institute

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1. Disaster Response: Exploring the Impact on Area Emergency Services

—Monique French Dooley, Department of Business Analysis, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

—Ying Fan, Department of Business Analysis, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

—Gary L. Stading, Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration, University of Houston–Downtown

Abstract

During disaster response, emergency services in and near the disaster are strained. Better understanding of how area emergency services are affected by disaster can enhance preparation for when disaster strikes. Incident-related variables in a local fire district are studied before, during, and after major area incidents using archival data recorded in a Fire Program database ...

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