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S&T Arctic Domain Awareness Center

ADAC develops and transitions technology solutions, innovative products, and educational programs to improve situational awareness and crisis response capabilities related to emerging maritime challenges posed by the dynamic Arctic environment.

S&T FRG Tactical Eyewear

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.

Written testimony of USCG Commandant for a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard hearing titled “Coast Guard Readiness: How Far Can We Stretch Our Nation’s Only Multi-Mission, Military F

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft addresses the unique blend of authorities, capabilities, capacities, and partnerships that position the Coast Guard well for success during maritime search and rescue events and natural disasters.

Life Safety Ropes

Life safety ropes are used to enable human rescue from areas of limited or perilous access. These ropes are used by responders to access steep, vertical, and near vertical terrain; ascend or descend from multi-story buildings; and conduct search, rescue, and recovery in maritime environments. Included reports: highlight, focus group report, and market survey report.

Photo of the Week

Coast Guard Crew Rescues Man who Suffered Two Month Ordeal at SeaA U.S. Coast Guard small boat crew assisted in rescuing a 29-year-old man who survived a two month ordeal at sea. Initially rescued by merchant mariners in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean, the man was cared for by these brave Coasties who coordinated his medical care, transportation, and escort to his arrival in Honolulu.

Written testimony of TSA and CBP for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Dogs of DHS: How Canine Programs Contribute to Homeland Security”

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Training and Workforce Engagement Deputy Assistant Administrator Kimberly Hutchinson, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Training & Development Canine Program Director Damien Montes address the canine training programs at TSA and CBP and the ability of canine teams to provide reliable and mobile detection capabilities while also serving as a visible deterrent against criminal and terrorist threats.

App Helps Responders Save Precious Time During Missing Person Searches

When someone goes missing, the first few minutes and hours of the search are critical. A key to the success of search and rescue (SAR) teams is an aggressive, well-planned initial response. However, many times, first responders on scene in a missing person search don’t have the extensive training and development of initial search plans that specialized SAR teams have.

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