After nearly two years of pandemic response, Iowa State University emergency manager Clayton Oliver is bringing his knowledge of and experience in disaster response to ISU students in an honors seminar. The students applied what they have learned in a simulated tornado disaster at a university apartment.
This unique four-part series highlights how S&T and its partners across government are mobilizing research and development (R&D) teams to reduce risks from natural and human-induced disasters; accelerating breakthrough discoveries; and helping the nation prepare against future threats and unknowns.
DHS S&T is joining forces with the non-profit Beacon NGO to advance open source software capabilities for public safety.
DHS S&T is announcing that the QuickRoute app is available for responders to download.
S&T is engaging in a new initiative to assess and analyze the risks and problems associated with preventable law enforcement distracted driving incidents.
DHS S&T’s Smart City Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program is bringing together government and private sector partners to identify technologies that can detect and alert emergency management, utilities, and citizens of a threatening wildfire.
DHS S&T, in partnership with DOT, has selected the CIRI, a DHS COE led by the UIUC, to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems.
The Team Awareness Kit (TAK) is the emerging DHS-wide solution for situational awareness. Its exceptional tactical value has been proven time and again.
First responders in Texas can now call a confidential helpline to seek treatment for substance use and mental health disorders through a new clinical research program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The Heroes Helpline comes at a time when first responders are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DHS S&T, in partnership with the FBI, has fully transitioned ReVJeT tool to each and every one of the hundreds of state and local bomb squads across the country through the FBI’s Hazardous Device School
S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.
DHS S&T recently collaborated with FEMA ORR, External Affairs, and the EMI, as well as various public safety and emergency management practitioners, to develop, pilot, and launch a single page web application called the Social Media for Emergency Managers (SMEM) Guidance Tool.
DHS S&T selected four new industry partners to participate in a new wildfire sensors workstream of the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs.
Two years ago, Dr. Paul Strauss began living a double life — working both as a reserve police officer at LAPD’s Southwest station and as an anesthesiologist at Cedars-Sinai. Recently, those two careers converged to save the life of a military veteran who was threatening to kill herself.
Healthcare personnel working on the front lines to contain and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in China need to take special, yet common, precautions to keep themselves and others safe.
Newly updated with optional scenarios and expanded question sets, the ISAT is a web-based self-assessment tool that helps public safety agencies understand their current information sharing capabilities and gaps.
Canines are widely used by law enforcement agencies and first responders to protect the homeland in various ways. DHS S&T is studying how they might be used in new, non-traditional ways, like in active shooter scenarios, to detect potential explosive threats – clearing the way for responders to quickly engage hostile adversaries or administer aid to those who need it.
DHS S&T Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) has been expanded to include ISSI/CSSI equipment testing and is working to get laboratories accredited to conduct this testing.
In an effort to reduce first responder related crashes, DHS S&T is collaborating with “HAAS Alert,” a Chicago-based company developing and standardizing C-V2X technology that enables emergency response vehicles to send real-time digital alerts to supplement their lights and sirens.
The SAVER Program, managed by S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), conducts assessments and validations of commercial technology to save money and time for first responders when they need to purchasing high quality equipment.