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Firefighting as a Game [chapter]

Carme Àlvarez, Maria J. Blesa, Hendrik Molter
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We model the Firefighter Problem as a strategic game where there is one player for each time step who decides where to place the firefighters.  ...  The Firefighter Problem was proposed in 1995 [16] as a deterministic discrete-time model for the spread (and containment) of a fire.  ...  As it turns out, the respective games are equivalent. a) Selfish Firefighters. In this model, firefighters get paid for the nodes they save. We call this game G (Selfish) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13123-8_9 fatcat:y3boto27znhqha2ekntdhnkaeu

Firefighting as a Strategic Game

Carme Álvarez, Maria J. Blesa, Hendrik Molter
2015 Internet Mathematics  
We refer to it as the Firefighter Game.  ...  The Firefighter Problem was proposed in 1995 as a deterministic discrete-time model for the spread and containment of a fire.  ...  Our proposal as a possible set of solutions to the Firefighter Problem corresponds to the set of Nash equilibria of a new strategic game that we call the Firefighter Game.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15427951.2015.1110542 fatcat:tqygmwr4zfarfjipj6wvbgrgoq

Triple Hop for Distance as a Predictor of Lower Extremity Performance in Firefighter Equipment

Sean M Rogers, Zachary K Winkelmann, Lindsey E Ebermann, Kenneth E Games
2019 International Journal of Exercise Science  
The THD was found to be a strong and valid predictor for clinical measures of LE power and strength in firefighter PPE.  ...  Thirty-one healthy participants completed the THD in firefighter PPE on both the dominant and non-dominant limb.  ...  None of the participants reported any experience or formal training as a firefighter.  ... 
pmid:30899357 pmcid:PMC6413852 fatcat:3o23kunaczesdf3mcu5er3pxqi

Firefighting with a Distance-Based Restriction [article]

Andrea Burgess, John Marcoux, David Pike
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In the classic version of the game of firefighter, on the first turn a fire breaks out on a vertex in a graph G and then k firefighters protect k vertices.  ...  A common objective with respect to some infinite graph G is to determine how many firefighters are necessary to stop the fire from spreading after a finite number of turns, commonly referred to as containing  ...  game as well.  ... 
arXiv:2204.01908v1 fatcat:bolt2ebnjnehnbj5yre3pjex3i

On the Impacts of Utilizing Smartphones on Organizing Rescue Teams and Evacuation Procedures

Parvaneh Sarshar, Jaziar Radianti, Jose J. Gonzalez
2015 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
It is also shown that a semi-centralized firefighting organizational model suits the second scenario, whereas a decentralized one is typically used in other scenarios, such as the first one.  ...  A serious fire game with two different scenarios for the search and rescue (SAR) operation was designed and played.  ...  A SERIOUS GAME The presented research is a part of the SmartRescue project (SmartRescue, 2014).  ... 
dblp:conf/iscram/SarsharRG15 fatcat:euyp5psuavhh3g7t5sp2h7vrli

HeatMeUp: A 3DUI serious game to explore collaborative wayfinding

Sofie Notelaers, Tom De Weyer, Patrik Goorts, Steven Maesen, Lode Vanacken, Karin Coninx, Philippe Bekaert
2012 2012 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI)  
The game is set in a multi-storey building where several fires and gas leaks occur and a firefighter has to overcome several challenges, guided by a fire chief.  ...  In this paper we will present our solution for the 3DUI Contest 2012: Heat-MeUP, a 3DUI serious game to explore collaborative alternatives, in which a partner is responsible for providing wayfinding cues  ...  When the firefighter picks up a general item, he will always carry it along and will be able to use it during the entire game, such as, for example, a passkey to open all doors as well as a gas mask to  ... 
doi:10.1109/3dui.2012.6184219 dblp:conf/3dui/NotelaersWGMVCB12 fatcat:2jjybxeyindxhdwc6hmnxpc6te

The Pyro game: a slow intelligent fire [article]

Margaret-Ellen Messinger, Spencer Yarnell
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We show, that unlike the Firefighter problem, one firefighter can contain a fire on the Cartesian grid in the Pyro game.  ...  The problem can be thought of as a simplified model for the spread of gossip or disease in a network.  ...  With optimal play, the square-eater player wins the game of Quadraphage with q = 1 on a board as small as 33 × 33; the proof was shown in [1] and nicely explained in [12] .  ... 
arXiv:2108.00101v1 fatcat:lwb3ftgj35ar3e66v3z5ylkuvq

Affective VR Serious Game For Firefighter Training

Jan K. Argasinski, Pawel Wegrzyn, Pawel Strojny
2018 Workshop on Affective Computing and Context Awareness in Ambient Intelligence  
Virtual Reality game prototype created with the participation of firefighters by Nano Games sp. z o.o. is presented.  ...  The example of training simulation in Virtual Reality addressed to firefighters is described.  ...  VR simulator by Nano Games in testing The Nano Games sp. z o.o. company has created a prototype of the game intended for training firefighters.  ... 
dblp:conf/afcai/ArgasinskiWS18 fatcat:ufaa4kjibre55hhgr6pvklokvu

Simulation-based virtual reality training for firefighters

Hadj Sassi Mohamed Saifeddine, Battisti Federica, Carli Marco
2022 IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology  
The proposed training model is based on a virtual reality solution and foresees a novel interaction and game model developed specifically for training first-responders.  ...  In this context, we present a simulation-based firefighter training for an earthquake scenario developed in collaboration with national Italian firefighters rescue units (Italian "Istituto Superiore Antincendi  ...  The authors would like to thank firefighters from National firefighters rescue units (Italian "Istituto Superiore Antincendi") and Eng.  ... 
doi:10.2352/ei.2022.34.10.ipas-194 fatcat:mzasl7g2lbdk7nctnnc3kbztn4

Using PhysX Simulation Fire Model of Backdraft in Unity 3D Game Engine

Yongzhe Xu, Eunju Kim, Kyunjoo Lee, Jaesug Ki, Byungsoo Lee
2014 International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering  
When firefighters discover and search a building fire survivor pulling air into itself, they generally evacuate immediately, because this is a strong indication that a backdraft is imminent.  ...  The most common tactic used by firefighters to defuse a potential backdraft is to ventilate a room from its highest point, allowing the heat and smoke to escape without igniting explosively.  ...  A backdraft would be classified as a chemical explosion.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijmue.2014.9.6.24 fatcat:cmdzjplzfnfszew2t3wveo62ly

Page 305 of Behavior Research Methods Vol. 27, Issue 3 [page]

1995 Behavior Research Methods  
Recreational video games also represent a source of computer-simulated microworlds.  ...  The main features implemented in our first version of the program took as their starting point a small (30K) freeware computer game, FIRE (Sprinsock, 1985) and the preliminary ver¬ sions of Brehmer’s Dessy  ... 

Firefighting on Trees [article]

Pierre Coupechoux, Marc Demange, David Ellison, Bertrand Jouve
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we focus on the case of trees and we consider as well the Fractional Firefighter game where the amount of protection allocated to a vertex lies between 0 and 1.  ...  To this aim, we study a new purely numerical game called targeting game.  ...  This set-up can be seen as a game between the online player (or algorithm) and an oblivious adversary.  ... 
arXiv:1902.02159v1 fatcat:f6yanlurpbeqjae2jnqisa5sku

Applying Affective Design Patterns in VR Firefighter Training Simulator

Jan K. Argasinski, Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Pawel Strojny, Pawel Wegrzyn
2019 Workshop on Affective Computing and Context Awareness in Ambient Intelligence  
We present a prototype of virtual reality training simulator for firefighters. Our approach is based on the concept of Affective Patterns in Serious Games.  ...  One of the most serious problems when it comes to training firefighters is to maintain the right level of their commitment.  ...  of a adaptable VR simulator for training firefighters.  ... 
dblp:conf/afcai/ArgasinskiNSW19 fatcat:ql35yb4c7fbq5f366wkohsciru

A Dynamic Platform for Developing 3D Facial Avatars in a Networked Virtual Environment

Anis Zarrad
2016 International Journal of Computer Games Technology  
To minimize use of the game engine, we introduced script-based component where the user introduces simple short script fragments to feed the engine with a new animation on the fly.  ...  During runtime, when an embedded animation is required, an xml file is created and injected into the game engine without stopping or restarting the engine.  ...  We describe our game scenario as a nonlinear story using state machine concepts.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/8489278 fatcat:p623dqgdanernnzickay6g6c5i

Intensifying the motor capacity of military firefighters through basketball

A. G. LOLUȚĂ
2022 ACROSS  
The study was carried out on duty and had as subjects about 30 military personnel, to which a set of strength exercises performed on the specific equipment of the basketball game was applied.  ...  In this case, we can say that the exercises and circuits designed, as well as the conditions in which they were performed, can maintain the optimal level of physical training for military firefighters.  ...  Finish The training consists in a BASKETBALL game, as follows: -a flat surface area (subunit sports field) is required, marked by two areas (rectangular or square) that have a common line; -the participants  ... 
doaj:8905e8cb404f42ab9fabaf547c5220e7 fatcat:onmc27ujvfadnjh7v3xskus55e
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