RMIT’s Prem Chhetri has been successful with two ARC Linkage Projects with Queensland Fire and Rescue Services since 2007.
ARC Linkage Grant with Queensland Fire and Rescue Services (2012- 2015)
Chhetri’s latest project focuses on emergency services agencies, such as Fire, Police, and Ambulance that have limited capacity to systemically evaluate the effectiveness of their safety programs.
This capacity can be enhanced through integrating information describing the geographic patterning of emergency calls with data describing the goals and objectives of safety programs. Focusing on fire safety programs, the project employs advanced geographical and statistical methods, enabling the programs to be measured, modelled and monitored. By enhancing evaluation capacity, using the new framework, communities at risk can be better informed and targeted in future safety programs, reducing costs, mitigating risk and saving lives.
- Prem Chhetri
- Jonathan Corcoran (University of Queensland)