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First Responder Resource Group (FRRG)

ST-Enhanced Rescue Hoist Glove

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.

ST Support to the COVID-19 Response

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.

COVID-19 Info for First Responders

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. 

ST - First Responder FY 18-19 Capability Gaps

 The capability gaps or Statements of Objectives (SOO) developed as a result of these meetings help determine how S&T engages with business, industry, innovation and academia partners, and ultimately how S&T provides first responders the tools they need to protect communities and stay safe while performing their duties.

Snapshot: First Responder Resource Group Annual Meeting

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.

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