The costs of both manmade and natural disasters continue to rise on an annual basis in the United States and around the globe. This research and development will pursue new technologies and standards to streamline Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster resilience investments in insurance, mitigation, and recovery operations.
To help assure data quality in the aftermath of a radiological or nuclear incident, S&T’s NUSTL in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing a set of manuals, quick reference guides, spreadsheets, checklists, and other tools and technical guidance.
S&T’s NUSTL, in conjunction with DOE National Nuclear Security Administration and several DOE national laboratories, is developing a set of processes and procedures that will make it easier to plan and perform wide-area background radiation surveys.
DHS S&T announced that it will join several New York City agencies for an above- and below-ground air sampling study that will ultimately help urban areas prepare for and recover from incidents involving hazardous materials.
DHS S&T's Web-based HURREVAC platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
S&T QuickRoute – Mobile Emergency Routing Services for First Responder Vehicles Fact Sheet and Video
DHS S&T is working with Azimuth1, LLC to develop QuickRoute, a routing system for emergency vehicles that accounts for all of these challenges: inclement weather, road conditions, vehicle characteristics and department-level protocols for handling vehicle usage.