To help assure data quality in the aftermath of a radiological or nuclear incident, S&T’s NUSTL in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing a set of manuals, quick reference guides, spreadsheets, checklists, and other tools and technical guidance.
First Responders Group (FRG)
S&T’s NUSTL, in conjunction with DOE National Nuclear Security Administration and several DOE national laboratories, is developing a set of processes and procedures that will make it easier to plan and perform wide-area background radiation surveys.
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.
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.
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.
News Release: DHS Awards $1.68M for Small Businesses to Enhance First Responder Access to Wireless Service
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.