Messaging apps enable first responders to send information such as messages, alerts, images, and locations between field operators using mobile devices and officers stationed at static locations who are using desktop computers.
First Responder Resource Group (FRRG)
Fixed-position direct radiation environmental monitoring systems are capable of continuous, unattended outdoor operation and of providing real-time measurements of the external gamma radiation exposure rate ranging from natural background to emergency levels.
This Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 Annual Report summarizes completed program and project milestones, collaboration and outreach, mission services, laboratory operations and organizational successes of the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL).
This fact sheet outlines COVID-19 lessons learned and parallels for radiological and nuclear emergencies.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)'s First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) has identified light weight, conformable power for communications equipment, sensors, and overall body-worn electronic devices as a high priority for first responders.
Rescue hoist gloves protect emergency responders’ hands during specialized helicopter hoist rescue operations. Read the results of two prototype fingerless glove designs, developed by DHS S&T, and tested by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is harnessing the knowledge of its experts to help in response to COVID-19. It has focused its efforts on laboratory research and providing valuable resources to inform the broader response community and help keep front line responders safe.
Police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are continuing to face shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DHS recognizes that first responders at the Federal, State and local level are on the front lines of providing support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.