The 911 emergency response process is a core component of the emergency services critical infrastructure sector in the United States. Modeling and simulation of a complex stochastic system like the 911 response process enables policy makers and stakeholders to better understand, identify, and mitigate the impact of attacks/disasters affecting the 911 system. Modeling the 911 response process as a series of queue sub-systems will enable analysis into how CI failures impact the different phases of the 911 response process. Before such a model can be constructed, the probability distributions of the inter-arrivals of events into these various sub-systems needs to be identified. This research is a first effort into investigating the stochastic behavior of inter-arrival times of different events throughout the 911 response process. I use the methodology of input modeling, a statistical modeling approach, to determine whether the exponential distribution is an appropriate model for these inter-arrival times across a large dataset of historical 911 dispatch records.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Moss, Blake Cameron, "On the Distribution of Inter-Arrival Times of 911 Emergency ResponseProcess Events" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8391.
911, emergency response, critical infrastructure protection, statistical modeling, queuing theory, input modeling