Journal ID : TRKU-24-07-2020-10930
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 07]
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Title : Response Time & Location Allocation Analysis of Fire Station Locations in Sulaimani City using GIS

Abstract :

Determining where to place emergency facilities and how many of these facilities are needed, challenges that decision supports and city planners are concerned with in modern cities. Sulaimani city as one of a major city in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has been growing rapidly resulted to increase number of fire occurrences. This paper assesses the existing locations of fire stations in Sulaimani City and their population coverage status within a pre-defined standard response time of (4) minutes. The study uses the methodology of a numbers of GIS spatial analyses with the location- allocation analysis models, network analysis models and remote sensing (satellite imagery and Global Positioning System GPS) techniques. The results show fire stations are poorly distributed and 75% of the city is uncovered, which needs relocating fire stations to maximize coverage

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