Information sharing and safeguarding (IS&S) is a fundamental need of the U.S. public safety community. The community's IS&S requirements are substantial and increasing since it must respond to a wide-range of challenging, multi-agency emergencies such as opioid overdoses, school shooting incidents, and large-scale natural disasters.
First Responders Group (FRG)
September is National Preparedness Month and at S&T we work around the clock to ensure those on the front lines are equipped with the resources they need to safeguard our communities.
Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate in collaboration with FEMA is a quarterly webinar series on the new phase of emergency alerting.
S&T releases RFI for participation in the 2022 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise.
First responders use body cameras to record interactions with other responders and the public while on duty. These cameras may be used by all responder disciplines to ensure transparency, deter aggressive behavior, preserve evidence, monitor personnel, document interactions, support the accuracy of written reports, provide a training tool, and aid in improving standard operating procedures.
Training program is for organizations and individuals seeking education on handling a life-threatening bleeding emergency.
The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) First Responder Capabilities Program provides technical assistance and develops innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges faced during day-to-day and large-scale emergencies in order to strengthen the abilities of our communities to protect the homeland and respond to disasters.
Funding to develop an in-building coverage analysis system that leverages existing first responder radio and smartphone technology to enhance accessibility to wireless service.
S&T’s First Responder/Disaster Resilience R&D includes working with DHS Components and regional partners to identify hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop strategies to manage risks.
S&T and partners are contributing to the design and testing of a new Wildland Firefighter Respirator.