EMERGENCY RESPONSE MODELING

Response time is of paramount importance in providing protection to the public. Pomax will identify options for the best distribution of emergency service facilities, vehicles, and apparatus. Pomax will define the optimal allocation of resources and apparatus so that emergency services will reach incidents in the quickest possible time with the right number of responders.

Our team will provide an overall analysis of resource distribution requirements, and create and explore options for a comprehensive, yet cost-effective, approach to emergency services response. In addition to station and resource distribution, our team will assess existing and future development levels and demographics, and staffing levels, to ensure that the chosen strategy is efficient and effective, and viable over the long term.

Our approach is based on the integration of at least two of the several key elements in an emergency services response strategy: travel time and risk. We combine historical response patterns, the identification and categorization of risk points in each sector of a municipality, and a computer simulation of responses from existing stations and optional locations which includes travel rate by type of apparatus or other vehicle, and roadway impediments to test various combinations of emergency services station locations, and find the best protection patterns in a response area.

Pomax has a long history of working with public, private, hospital, and volunteer emergency service organizations. Our experience comes from working as front line responders, organization leaders, engineers, and consultants in the public safety field. Our extensive background in development and calibration of computer generated travel demand models and traffic simulations in urban and rural environments, and the application of those models to emergency services applications lead to solutions that match the needs and circumstances of communities.