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News Release: S&T, Industry, Responders Partner to Evaluate Tech

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.


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.

Jack Rabbit II - Test Report

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

S&T QuickRoute – Mobile Emergency Routing Services for First Responder Vehicles Fact Sheet and Video

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.


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