Bharath M. Palavalli, Harsha K, Onkar Hoysala and Eswaran Subrahmanian

Discovering communication protocols for inter-agency collaboration for emergency response.
Bonds and Bridges. Facing the Challenges of the Globalizing World with the Use of Simulation and Gaming.
Warsaw, Poland.


Emergencies and disasters require multiple agencies to collaborate at different levels in order to respond effectively. This involves a thorough understanding of the collaborating agencies’ standard operating procedures and ensuring that protocols are followed for inter-agency communication. The paper-based game described below allows us to explore the complexity of collaboration among different agencies, while mitigating a hypothetical disaster situation simulated with necessary conditions. We then present future modifications to the game and insights from trial runs.