Incident management software (IMS) consists of a suite of tools that collect and manage critical incident data in a collaborative environment to aid decision-making. IMS captures diverse, multilayered information to provide first responders and emergency managers with knowledge critical to managing no-notice incidents and planned events at any scale. Emergency management, fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and other first response agencies use IMS for incident planning, multiagency coordination, resource allocation, and asset tracking.
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Particulate respirators worn over the nose and mouth protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous particulate matter such as dusts and airborne biohazards. The level of protection depends upon filtration effectiveness and the tightness of the seal around the edges of the mask when it is worn. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) tests and certifies particulate air purifying respirator products that exceed the minimum 95% level of filtration. Respirators required in the workplace are regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
First responders use body cameras to record interactions with other responders and the public while on duty. These cameras may be used by all responder disciplines to ensure transparency, deter aggressive behavior, preserve evidence, monitor personnel, document interactions, support the accuracy of written reports, provide a training tool, and aid in improving standard operating procedures.
Medical masks and barrier face coverings are worn over the nose and mouth to reduce the transmission of biohazards.
First responder vehicles are frequently involved in motor vehicle collisions, and these collisions are increasing at an alarming rate. To address this issue, DHS S&T created a program to develop an Emergency Vehicle Warning System that could be used in car systems or phone applications to notify civilian drivers as they approach both en-route and on-scene emergency vehicles.
Join S&T’s SVIP for the inaugural SVIP Demo Week: a virtual showcase of 26 SVIP-funded startups and their projects supporting DHS components.
Provides advice on all aspects of emergency management ranging from preparedness goals to response plans.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) is seeking information on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threat detection capabilities for long-term data collection campaigns and to provide coverage city-wide. The request for information (RFI) was posted through DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program’s Other Agency Technology Solutions (OATS) in support of CWMD and is now live until July 30.
Provides advice on cybersecurity policies, programs, planning and training.
On May 4, 2021,DHS S&T hosted the Insights Outreach Navigation Workshop webinar featuring the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Program Manager and CRADA partners.