Data offloading for effective rescue operations during fire disaster management

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Disasters such as fire, earthquake and tsunami, etc. often result in precious loss of life as well as pose great economic challenge to developing countries like India. Of late, fires in moving vehicles such as trains and buses have become very common in India leading to loss of life and property. As we cannot predict or control the disaster, we can at least make efforts in minimising loss and some effective rescue operations post disaster. It is very important to perform post disaster analysis of the event to have better rescue operations and also to analyse the reason behind the occurrence of such disaster if possible. So that if it is man-made disaster preventive measures could be prescribed in future. Many Wireless Sensor Networks were proposed in the past for disaster management. But, fire leaves the network disconnected and important data is left unused in the damaged network. So, we propose Internet of Things (IoT) which is a promising technology that can be used to solve some of the problems mentioned above. To date, the application of IoT in post-disaster management is still an unexplored problem. In this paper, we propose data offloading mechanism for effective rescue operations post disaster from damaged network. The network is partially damaged in case of disaster and using fog computing we retrieve data and transfer to cloud for better data analytics. We propose a data flow framework built for effective post-disaster management.




Kavitha, K., Lalitha, R. V. S., Latha, J. B., & Suneetha, T. V. (2019). Data offloading for effective rescue operations during fire disaster management. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 9(1), 5319–5321.

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