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Tools And Models
DARPAN – Transport (Decision Making Tool for assessing alternative strategies in transport )
CSTEP has initiated in building a decision making tool for policy makers to assess the impact of alternative transport strategies, and impact indicators like improving mobility, accessibility, social, economic, energy environment as well as other parameters. This tool will assist in scenario planning/designing, exploration, and in the evaluation of a range of plausible features that help select robust policies and strategies for the present as well as for the future. CSTEP has built an initial model for decision making with regard to mode choice (high speed rail vs. expressway), for intercity connectivity, looking into aspects of mobility, coverage, environment-friendliness, and energy needs (Life Cycle Analysis - LCA).
CSTEP has developed a tool based on the START (Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment) model that provides various computer-based exercises to train first responders. The exercises comprise several steps in identifying a victim’s state and tagging him/her based on the criticality of the condition. Generally, the loss of life and limb during emergency incidents such as a fire or an accident can be mitigated by proper and prompt medical attention. Though first responders (security services, police, firemen) are trained in basic medical procedures, the hysteria and confusion during incidents, the volume of casualties and the lack of paramedical facilities sometimes lead to poor allocation of resources, inappropriate treatment and unacceptable results.
The Triage Tool is a quick process to determine the need for priority treatment for a victim based on the severity of a condition.
Communication Protocol Exercise
CSTEP has developed a Communication Protocol Exercise (CPE) framework, where expected participants are assigned roles (such as police commander, district collector etc.) and are also provided with assets during an emergency. A situation is created and communicated to participants. These participants then coordinate with others via messages and respond to the situation collectively. The CPE tool allows sharing of assets and can be accessed on an internet browser and is also available on mobile devices.
Communication and coordination are vital parts of an emergency response system.
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