Volume 12, Number 2, December 2016 - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.274


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.123

Firefighter Advisory System

Maya Al-Darai
Shadha Al-Shamsi
Tamadher Al-Harrasi,
Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi*   email: kamlaa@squ.edu.om

Department of Information Systems, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

*Corresponding author

Received: 1 May 2016
Revised: 10 August 2016
Accepted: 25 August 2016
Published: 25 December 2016

Abstract: This study aimed to present the development of a pilot expert system for firefighters using eXpertise2Go software. Development of this system started by eliciting knowledge from domain experts in firefighting from the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance in Oman, as well as a literature review. To apply this knowledge, decision tables were created to write if-then statements, which represented the link between input and output of the system. The system includes eight causes of fire. Depending on the cause of the fire and the inputs (detainees, electricity, type of building, and so on) the system will work as an expert who directs firefighters to extinguish the fire. This pilot firefighter advisory system has been evaluated by experts who offered valuable feedback.

Keywords: Firefighting; Expert System; Knowledge; Firefighters Expert System.

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