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.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation. DHS S&T will partner with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. The Shaken Fury exercise will take place May 29 to June 7, 2019 near Memphis, Tennessee.
VitalTag, a suite of sensors, allows data to be shared among EMTs and paramedics at a disaster site.
This test report summarizes the findings from Jack Rabbit II (JRII) conducted at WDTC, US Army Dug-way Proving Ground (DPG), Utah, from August 2015 through September 2016
DHS S&T saw a requirement to provide responders with a secure, readily accessible way to allow both the picture and the words to help responders make better decisions in a crisis.
View presentations from past 2018 DHS chemical sector security events.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (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. The technology will ensure emergency vehicles have priority traffic in all areas of travel while responding to a call.
Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Puerto Rico to discuss Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Secretary Nielsen was joined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. Secretaries Nielsen and Carson met with Governor Ricardo Rosselló, local mayors, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees.
While Nov. 30 marks the end of a historic hurricane season, FEMA and its partners continue to work diligently in support of disaster survivors recovering from the devastating season. Four hurricanes made landfall: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate (the first three were classified as major hurricanes, which affected roughly 25.8 million people). Also during this season, nearly two dozen large wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres of land in northern California.
One and a half months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico nearing category 5 strength, the government of Puerto Rico, FEMA and its federal partners have been making progress in one of the nation’s most logistically complex responses in history.