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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 120-125

Emergency police station location to provide municipal services after earthquake (Case study: Kerman)

1 Department of Management, Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute, Isfahan, Iran
2 Research and Technology of Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute, Isfahan, Iran
3 MSc Geology in Crisis Management Center of the Municipality of Kerman, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Masoud Mojarad Kahani
Department of Management, Research Institute of Shakhes Pajouh, Isfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.196772

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Background: Proper planning and selection of places to construct emergency stations (temporary) is very important in reducing the effects of crises. Emergency stations must be established in proper areas with perfect opportunity compared to areas where the crises risk is further to act effectively in the shortest time and provide various municipal services. Aims: In this study, we examined the emergency station location in order to provide municipal services during natural disasters (earthquake). Then, we determined suitable places for construction of centers based on principles and location factors. Subjects and Methods: The research method is descriptive-analytic study based on approach and nature; also, it is applied in terms of study aim. The statistical population consisted of specialists and experts with experience in this area and study area is Kerman city. We used geographical information system (GIS) maps to access the options. Results: Eighty-one final options of emergency police stations were proposed for Kerman after conducting the necessary investigations in ArcMap and combining maps, and then we prioritized them in three groups through combining the corresponding subcriteria weights of GIS.

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