FRRG is an all-volunteer working group that includes 150 members of state, local, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, emergency management and other disciplines. Its mission is to help S&T maximize first responder safety, effectiveness, and preparedness in the field.
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.
Including first responders when developing an emergency plan and conducting exercises establishes relationships and helps ensure that chemical facilities have appropriate security measures in place in the event of a chemical incident.
S&T will facilitate a demonstration of integrated emergency response technologies during a simulated earthquake and HAZMAT scenario at Legion Field stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
Radio frequency detection, spectrum analysis, and direction finding equipment detect, identify and analyze radio frequency signals from radios, cellular devices, GPS, Wi-Fi, and other emitting devices. These devices can be used to identify transmissions from suspicious or threatening sources, including interference that may be blocking or damaging first responder communications.
Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)—systems whose gross take-off weight is less than 55 pounds—offer tremendous potential for emergency responders supporting public safety missions, allowing responders to carry out missions at a fraction of the cost of a manned aerial response, while keeping them out of personal danger. These systems also offer opportunities to perform missions impossible for manned vehicles, such as exploring the inside of buildings or tunnels.
S&T—in collaboration with FEMA, USFA, and other key stakeholder experts—determined WUI incidents and life-saving functions as the optimal areas for S&T to explore technology innovation.
Today, DHS S&T announced three finalists for the first stage of the $250,000 Escape Respirator Challenge.
APS uses modeling technology with a 30-year track record of providing accurate representations of coastal water movement, flooding, and storm impacts.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Technology Clearinghouse is congressionally-mandated, and part of a program to encourage and support innovative technology solutions to enhance homeland security.