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Join us on May 25, 2021, from 1–3 p.m. ET for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mass Rescue Operations Lifesaving Device Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Virtual Industry Day to hear about the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) research and development (R&D) need for new solutions to support mass rescues at sea. During this live virtual event, the DHS program manager and USCG experts will provide valuable information about the BAA call and answer questions.
Register for the Virtual Industry Day!
The USCG is looking for an effective solution to provide short-term lifesaving and rescue assistance in the case of disasters that render existing systems (onboard lifeboats, etc.) inoperable or infeasible. To mitigate loss of life, USCG wants to develop a non-standard, one-time, large capacity, ultra-lightweight floating device that will be deployed from air or vessel during a mass rescue operation (MRO). For example, if a large ferryboat or cruise ship is unexpectedly stranded or sinking, the ship’s staff may not be able to deploy the lifeboats. USCG aircraft or vessels could respond and deploy mass rescue devices at the scene in open water, which will provide passengers a device to stay afloat until rescued.
The Mass Rescue Operations BAA is an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address the highest priority operational needs for DHS components. During this live webinar, you will hear from DHS’s Mass Rescue Operations Program Manager and USCG experts, who will talk about this opportunity to fulfill DHS R&D needs. Learn more about the opportunity in the Sam.gov portal.
For questions about the event or this opportunity, contact the BAA Mass Rescue Program Office at: BAA_MassRescue@hq.dhs.gov