Publications

Articles and Reports

Articles

A decision model for recommending which building occupants should move where during fire emergencies.”
Norman Groner, Associate Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
Fire Safety Journal, vol. 80, February 2016, pp. 20-29.

Conference Proceedings from “9-1-1 Recordings – To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives”
November 14, 2015 held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. Conference organized jointly by the Academy for Critical incident Analysis at John Jay College and the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS).
"9-1-1 Recordings – To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives"

The Right Decision: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals.
Maxim, Paul S., Len Garis, and Darryl Plecas. "Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation."
"The Right Decision: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals"
"The Right Decision: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals Workbook"

Transportation Research Board Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program Report 14
National Academy of Sciences, 2014.
"Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines"

Final Report for HMCRP Project 15
Charles Jennings, Norman Groner, Chaim Roberts, Andrea Fatica Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS); Michael Hildebrand, Greg Noll, Hildebrand Noll Associates; Rae Zimmerman, Rae Zimmerman, Inc.
"Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines" plus Appendices.

The Right Decision: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Fire Service Professionals.
Maxim, Paul S., Len Garis, and Darryl Plecas.
Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC.
”The Right Decision: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Fire Service Professionals.”

 

A Negotiated Text Method for Assessing Situation Awareness Information Requirements
from Emergency Responders

Groner, Norman, Charles Jennings and Amy Robinson, "2012 IEEE Second International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support" (CogSIMA), March 6-8, 2012.

Fires During Hurricane Sandy in Queens, NY: A First Report
Jennings, Charles, Fire Safety Science News, vol. 34 March 2013, pp. 26-28..

Video Footage Rescue Timeline of the Crash of USAirways Flight 1549
Jung Cho and Charles R. Jennings, PhD, "Video Footage Rescue Timeline of the Crash of USAirways Flight 1549." Fire Engineering. Volume 162, Number 7 July 2009, p. 60.
"Video Footage Rescue Timeline of the Crash of USAirways Flight 1549"

Working Papers

Publications

Concept for Implementation of a Lessons Learned Function for Presidentially-Declared Disasters. Working Paper 09-01

Charles R. Jennings PhD
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MIFireE, CFO Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Situation Awareness Requirements Analysis For Emergency Management Planning. Working Paper 09-02

Norman E. Groner, PhD
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

"Adaptation of the FDNY Command Structure and Training Following 9/11" Working Paper 09-03

Erika deGuttry, MS
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Visiting Researcher
Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
University of Pisa, ITALY

"Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Enabled Cognitive Radios for First Responders' Critical Networks" Working Paper 10-01

Shamik Sengupta, PhD
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Department of Computer Science
University of Nevada, Reno.

"Modeling Initial Response: Firefighter High-RIse Access Time Simulation." Working Paper 10-02

Robert Till, PhD
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

"Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness for First Responders" Working Paper 10-03

James Ellson, MS., Senior Research Associate

Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Resposne Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

“Situation Awareness Requirements Analysis For Sensor Analytics Display To First Responders” Working Paper 11-01

Norman Groner, PhD
Charles R. Jennings, PhD; Amy Robinson, MS
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York .
*For a copy of full report with appendices, please send a request on academic or agency letterhead or e-mail account c/o Landy Familia at the Center

“Fighting Global Terrorism in the 21st Century – The New Role and Responsibility of Local Governments” Working Paper 12-01

Kristin Ljungkvist, Visiting Researcher
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
Upsalla University, Upsalla, SWEDEN

"Situational Awareness: Reframing Within Fire Service Culture" Working Paper 13-01

Martha Dow, PhD; Len Garis, FC; RaCERS; Larry Thomas, DFC
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Surrey Fire Service, BC, CANADA and Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

“Value of Localized Situation Awareness Information Requirements and Information Flow Analyses.” Working Paper 14-01

Norman Groner, PhD
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

“Illuminating the Hazards of Residential Marijuana Grow Operations.” Working Paper 15-01

Len Garis
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York; Joseph Clare, PhD, Murdock University, AUSTRALIA; and Paul Maxim, PhD, Wilfred Laurier University, CANADA.

"UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) IN THE LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY ENVIRONMENT: A REVIEW" Working Paper 16-01

Hiram Taylor, Jr., Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill, JD, Charles R. Jennings, PhD
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Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Legacy Content

The following publications and resources pre-date formation of RaCERS, but are products of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and are relevant to the mission of the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies. They are included because they may be of interest to readers.

Urban Hazards Forum
Urban Hazards Forum
The first major interdisciplinary conference devoted to urban emergency management and related specialties, held in January 2002. This event was sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region II, and organized by faculty at the College.

› Institution of Fire Engineers/John Jay College Symposium Series 1999-2003

Proceedings from a series of conferences, held under US Fire Administration and corporate sponsorship, at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference.

2003Command, Control, and Communications: Assessing the Technologies.
2002Second International Conference on Fire Service Deployment Analysis.
2001Improving Firefighter Safety: Human Behavior and Organizational Aspects.
2000Customers, Changes, and New Challenges. Reinventing the Fire Service: AN International Conference.
1999International Conference on Fire Service Deployment Analysis.
(Limited copies of these proceedings are available by request.)