DHS S&T, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, invite innovators to submit solutions for a large capacity floating device to keep survivors out of the water during mass rescue operations.
Search and Rescue
Rescue hoist gloves protect emergency responders’ hands during specialized helicopter hoist rescue operations. Read the results of two prototype fingerless glove designs, developed by DHS S&T, and tested by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory.
S&T initiated the FRROST program in 2018 to help the first responder community evaluate drones in real-world field conditions under simulated scenarios to inform their purchases.
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.
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 reports: focus group report, assessment report
At the beginning of the year, I spoke about S&T’s New Year’s Resolutions, particularly the implementation of CHAMPS.
Join S&T’s Dr. Angela Ervin and dbs Productions’ Bob Koester on January 25 at 2 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on the Lost Person Locator suite of search and rescue resources.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Atlantic Area Commander Vice Admiral Karl Schultz addresses the role of the Federal Government and the Coast Guard’s response to the 2017 hurricanes.
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.