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S&T FRG Tactical Eyewear

Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency response personnel use tactical eyewear to protect their eyes when working in the field. Common hazards that responders use tactical spectacles and goggles to protect against include shrapnel, blunt objects, chemicals, and blood and other biohazards. Included report: focus group report.

A first responder searching in a fire.

First Responders

In close partnership with first responders at all levels, S&T identifies, validates, and facilitates the fulfillment of needs through the use of existing and emerging technologies, knowledge products, and standards.

S&T FRG Remote Access Firefighting Assistance Vehicle Operational Field Assessment Report

In support of the TechSolutions Program within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) conducted an independent and comprehensive operational field assessment of the commercially-available Remote Access Firefighting Assistance Vehicle (RAFAV) which is manufactured by Howe and Howe Technologies. The purpose of the field assessment was to provide an opportunity for firefighters to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the RAFAV during simulated emergency response operations to determine if it would be a valuable tool for the firefighting community.

S&T FRG NICS Best Practices Fire Rescue Operations

The purpose of this guide is to provide the NICS User Community with the most current, validated set of guidelines and best practices when supporting Fire & Rescue Operations in NICS.  This information is based upon extensive user experiences gained since 2011 on hundreds of operations, and is intended to help evolve a standardized use and understanding of NICS by all community members.

Wildland Fire Fighter Uniform Redesigned

In 2011, CAL FIRE approached the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group (FRG) requesting assistance in developing prototype garments.

Assisting Firefighters Through Grants - FEMA's Role During Wildfires

Over the past few weeks firefighters from local, state, and federal agencies have been tirelessly working to battle several large fires across the country. Most importantly, we want to recognize their sacrifice and determination to protect lives and property. Thousands of first responders from all levels of government have come together to bravely fight the blazes on the front lines.

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