Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting

From devastating wildfires to hurricane disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing need to push actionable information out quickly to the...

Most of all, firefighters need situational awareness and communication capabilities to mitigate fires effectively and safely. A new technology - the Team Awareness Kit,...

Creativity and innovation fuel the development of new technological solutions. An institutional catalyst is often required to create the right environment and motivate innovation....
first responders communication

In emergency situations, whether it is a mass school shooting attack or a search for survivors following an earthquake, every second has critical consequences,...

A new disaster response platform will provide modeling, analytics, systems development, and training services for the US Response Geospatial Office (RGO). The RGO provides...

Thick smoke and dark skies at night severely limit firefighting operations. A new firefighting drone technology could increase fire crews' ability to efficiently battle...

Public safety drones are an increasingly important sector in the drone industry. There is a growing need for better and more accessible training for...

The wildfires that have ravaged California have already consumed 4m acres. The unprecedented figure is more than double the previous record for the most...
mesh network

First responders combating disasters such as wildfires or hurricanes often deal with the impact these events have on their communications. One option first responders...

During urban search and rescue operations such as earthquakes, large vehicles or vans are often used to get first responders’ equipment to the scene....

We all remember those car chase scenes in the movies, where the criminal is driving fast on a highway or around the city and...

First responders often work indoors, underground, and in other areas where communications are not reliable, so constant situational awareness is difficult to maintain. A...

Location is the most important piece of information in an emergency. With over 80 percent of 911 calls coming from cell phones—many of them...

The vast majority of tweets associated with an emergency with a hashtag are wishes of support and discussion about the event. However, on a...

In attempt to save more lives and make emergency response more efficient, more and more  AR technologies ard adopted by governments. With augmented reality...
first responders drone

When firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire, the most important need is to view hot spots while also being able to assess...
first responders

Currently-available turnout gear for firefighters does not inherently provide adequate visibility, ballistic protection, or lower extremity protection as traditional approaches do not always meet...

The safety of soldiers and first responders’ personnel vis a vis chemical and biological threats relies on protective equipment. However, there are many challenges,...
smart city

Cities around the globe are expected to add 2.5 billion new residents by 2050 and are already home to half the world’s population, according...
search and rescue simulator

There is a growing global understanding that the major challenge today is natural disasters - earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, etc. Awareness of pandemics threats has...

New public safety technologies for first responders are sought by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The technological advancements will produce...

Speed and a complete overall picture are key criteria for success when emergency service teams have to make purposeful decisions under time pressure. A...

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