First responders around the globe share a common mission to ensure the safety and security of the people they serve and protect. They are often asked to respond to complex incidents like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Giving the World's Responders a Greater Voice
The International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) is currently comprised of members from Australia, Canada, the European Commission, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. IFAFRI is a vehicle to discuss shared first responder capability gaps and characterize global first responder markets. In addition, IFAFRI provides a platform for collaboration on research and development initiatives and solutions and to educate first responders about available technology.
Watch the video below to learn more about IFAFRI:
- International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation Fact Sheet
- First Responder Market Overview Synopsis
- Capability Gap 1 “Deep Dive” Analysis Synopsis
- Capability Gap 2 “Deep Dive” Analysis Synopsis
- Capability Gap 3 “Deep Dive” Analysis Synopsis
DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Call for Proposals on Advanced First Responder Technologies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Applications are now being accepted for the NextGen First Responder Technologies solicitation, an opportunity for a maximum conditional grant of up to $1 million, jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS).
An Update on the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation
Feb. 29, 2016 -- IFAFRI is currently working to characterize the first responder market and define a list of common capability gaps – technology issues, needs, tools and challenges collected from first responders – to allow industry to better develop solutions.