The DHS S&T recently partnered with public safety agencies from the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama, for the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation.
Next Generation First Responder (NGFR)
This how-to guide provides installation and configuration instructions of the PiPoint location software for a Raspberry Pi computer that was demonstrated as part of the Spiral 2 technology exercise.
S&T will facilitate a demonstration of integrated emergency response technologies during a simulated earthquake and HAZMAT scenario at Legion Field stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex Program is a five-year program that began in January 2015 but is part of a longer-term Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) commitment to envision and assist the responder of the future. NGFR continually collaborates with first responders across the nation on various projects -- from developing program requirements to testing prototypes of technology. These cutting-edge technologies will improve emergency response time and accelerate decision-making to save more lives.
An AUDREY demonstration and update on the progress of the initiative to use artificial intelligence and situational awareness technologies to assist paramedics was provided today to members of Hastings County Council, and dignitaries from the local region.
DHS S&T partnered with 13 Houston-area public safety agencies, 19 industry partners and DHS components, USCG Sector Houston-Galveston, and FEMA and to hold the NGFR – Harris County Operational Experiment (OpEx).
DHS S&T has partnered with public safety agencies in Jefferson County and the city of Birmingham, Alabama, and industry partners for the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx) set for August 19-23, 2019.
This provides descriptions for the Shaken Fury USAR technology showcase vendors.
For NGFR’s last operational experiment, the program has partnered with Birmingham-area public safety agencies in a HAZMAT and Search and Rescue incident response resulting from an earthquake scenario. This OpEx is affiliated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2019 Shaken Fury exercise hosted by FEMA and will focus on a simulated major earthquake in Memphis, Tennessee that will impact middle America including the state of Alabama. The OpEx is also an opportunity for Birmingham-area public safety agencies to enhance their mission capabilities in advance of the World Games which the city of Birmingham will host in June 2021.
First responders can easily be overwhelmed by the growing volume of data from next generation tools and sensors. S&T alongside NASA JPL developed the AUDREY to tackle this problem.