Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.


This project explores the emergency radio communications equipment presently available to, and utilized by, the safety or emergency response agencies serving the City of Worcester. After analyzing the available equipment, the project team conducted its assessment of the likely problems faced by the city in the event of an emergency situation or disaster. Through interviews, field testing and literature search, the project team collected information necessary from the different agencies serving the city. Furthermore, the IQP project team used the collected information to perform the following: 1) Assessment of assets each agency has regarding radio communications equipment and their operating effectiveness throughout the city; 2) Assessment of the efficiency of interagency communications; and 3) Where appropriate, propose future improvements to maximize the performance of Worcester's emergency radio communications.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts