The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host a Phase 2 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Demonstration on June 27, 2023, at the Smart Community Testbed (VIPC) in Stafford County, Virginia.
S&T partnered with FEMA IPAWS, Corner Alliance, HAAS Alert, Intellisense, N5 Sensors Inc., and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) to test and prove the hypothesis that technical capabilities currently exist to integrate IPAWS-OPEN with new technologies, such as unattended flood and wildfire sensors that will act as the alert originator, sending alerting information directly into the development of technologies that increase the number of mobile devices that can receive emergency alerts.
The demonstration will seek to enhance alerting capabilities and prove that unattended sensors in the field are optimal as alert originators have the potential to revolutionize the way communities plan and respond to emergencies. This demonstration will incorporate real-world scientific data to show that the next phase of emergency alerting is possible.
Check back with us soon for additional event details.
For more information, email S&T program manager Norman Speicher at email@example.com.