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.
Every spring, S&T holds a meeting of first responder minds to gain critical stakeholder input that will serve as a roadmap for R&D efforts for years to come.
On Oct. 1, 2016, Hurricane Matthew became the first category five storm in the Atlantic Ocean in nearly a decade when Hurricane Felix blew through with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
Meet Bomb Technician and First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) member Randall T. Sterett, a 30-year veteran of Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Department.
S&T’s First Responders Group relies on experienced emergency response and preparedness professionals—the First Responder Resource Group—to guide its research and development efforts. Meet one of the group’s newest members: Jeremy DeMar, public safety emergency communications supervisor at the Rochester (New York) Emergency Communications Department and Monroe County 911 Center.
The DHS S&T FRG relies on experienced emergency response and preparedness professionals to guide its research and development efforts. The First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) fills that role.
One of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) core missions is to develop new technologies for first responders and then transition it to the commercial market. In order to accomplish this, the First Responders Group (FRG) is reliant on the help of first responders from across the United States. It is their firsthand experience, insights, and expertise that allows S&T to conceptualize and evaluate first responder technologies.
New York City Police Department Captain Dan Dooley discusses his work on the Narcotics, VICE, and Gang Squad in South Manhattan along with his take on becoming a member of the First Responder Resource Group (FRRG).
This series highlights an FRRG member, offering a glimpse into their daily responsibilities, as well as their ongoing support of S&T technology development.
Project Responder 4 (PR4) is the fourth in a series of studies begun in 2003 to focus on identifying capability needs, shortfalls and priorities for catastrophic incident response. The approach for the PR4 study allowed a longitudinal look at 11 years of enduring gaps and needs, and distinguishing them from emerging needs and technology. The results of this study are captured in this Project Responder 4: 2014 National Technology Plan for Emergency Response to Catastrophic Incidents.