NUSTL worked in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to depict the information through animated videos as an additional responder training tool on RDD response missions and tactics. Agencies, states, cities, and responders are encouraged to share the animations with their teams, colleagues, and partners so they can use the videos as a reference to visualize and understand the guidance.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Technologies Division initiated a project with the goal of enhancing roadway safety for first responders. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) developed the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System (ADRAS) prototype to assist in reaching this goal.
Hitron Technologies Inc. (Hitron) developed the body-worn camera prototypes that were assessed during this operational field assessment (OFA) to address these limitations for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) First Responder Technologies Division (R-Tech).
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate conducted an experiment in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area to determine the effectiveness of two different commercially available communication systems, the Mutualink communications system and the datacasting system. Datacasting is a project sponsored by DHS S&T and is currently not certified by JITC, but meets the other criteria of Public Law 114-120 2015 (U.S. Congress, 2015). This report describes the details of this experiment and discusses the results of use of these systems by more than three DHS components.
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency response personnel use tactical eyewear to protect their eyes when working in the field. Common hazards that responders use tactical spectacles and goggles to protect against include shrapnel, blunt objects, chemicals, and blood and other biohazards. Included report: focus group report.
Responder News -- When it comes to tools and technology first responders need to do their jobs, they want to know “What equipment is available?” “How does it perform?” SAVER’s reports help first responders answer these questions. The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program to assist emergency responders making procurement decisions.
Constellation for Incident Management (Constellation), an emergency data exchange language (EDXL)-compliant mobile command and control software developed by Haystax Technology, was evaluated during the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx) event hosted by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) on January 25, 2017.
The TW-400 CUB TSM™ tactical radio, developed by TrellisWare Technologies Inc., underwent Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx) on January 26, 2017, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL).
This report describes the Smoke and Particulate Resistant Structural Turnout Ensemble Operational Field Assessment (OFA) activities performed, the results from those activities and the evaluators’ feedback.
This document and accompanying video provides actionable guidance, sample text for an RDD response protocol, and annexed tools that can be used for local planning of an effective response to an RDD to protect first responders and the general public, and establish interagency coordination and integration of state and federal assets.