A key area, ripe for development, is Smart Fire Fighting.
In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate announced a business accelerator program aimed at developing new wearable technology for the public safety community.
Because of the potential benefits to society, solving public safety challenges, is a priority for government and entrepreneurs alike.
City Heroes uses technology and collaboration to build safer and more resilient cities.
With the summer storm season upon us, it’s wise to plan for emergencies resulting in a major power loss due to extreme heat, hurricanes, tornadoes, or lightning strikes. Under severe weather conditions like these, portable lighting systems offer an advantage when it becomes necessary to move about a facility to power down or disconnect critical equipment, retrieve sensitive documents, or guide employees through remote areas that lack adequate backup lighting. Continue reading
Firefighters often lack critical information when responding to the 1,240,000 fires reported annually.
That information gap could be erased with today's communication, computing, sensor and networking technologies according to a new Research Roadmap for Smart Fire Fighting. Prepared by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the roadmap charts the path toward overcoming technical obstacles so that those interconnected technologies, known collectively as cyberphysical systems, or CPS, can be harnessed to greatly improve fire-protection and fire-fighting capabilities. Continue reading
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