Every emergency response entails an element of science; successful emergency response requires the latest science.
S&T and DRDC CSS conducted an experiment with S&T’s AUDREY, a human-like reasoning system, to determine if AUDREY can perform data fusion, and provide tailored situational awareness information to the paramedic.
When disasters and flu outbreaks strike communities, hospitals; emergency responders; and other city, state, and federal response agencies need to know what resources are available to accommodate a potentially large influx of injured or ill patients. Until now, emergency planners have lacked reliable tools to help them manage their resources for specific disasters or disease outbreaks.
Marcello is a customizable, Web-based tool that integrates oceanic and atmospheric forecasting, plume modeling, and real-time information updates that can help decision-makers and emergency responders prepare for, respond to, and recover from events. The tool overlays multiple datasets, model outputs, and information sources in a single, user-friendly interface.
In an emergency, it is vital that first responders are able to communicate and share information, regardless of the agency they represent. Yet, interoperability and information integration remain a challenge when it comes to real-time, multi-agency coordination.
To address this challenge, the Center for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, developed the Mobile Computing Application Platform (MCAP) in partnership with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.
DHS S&T has partnered with public safety agencies in Jefferson County and the city of Birmingham, Alabama, and industry partners for the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx) set for August 19-23, 2019.
QuickRoute uses GPS and routing data to provide turn-by-turn directions, and it features an alerting mechanism to warn responders of hazards along the route, such as a flooded road, an accident, or downed power lines.
This provides descriptions for the Shaken Fury USAR technology showcase vendors.
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.