The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has collaborated with Canadian organizations to test emergency response technologies and protocols along the Michigan and Ontario border.
DHS said Tuesday the fourth leg of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiments at the Blue Water Bridge crossing will work to test cross-border broadband and wireless networks, electrocardiogram tracing, information sharing and live video during a simulated emergency scenario.
The department noted that its partners in CAUSE IV are Defense Research and Development Canada’s Center for Security Science, Public Safety Canada and several provincial, municipal and non-government organizations.
The exercise began Tuesday and will continue through April 28.
CAUSE builds on the U.S.-Canadian Beyond the Border Action Plan that seeks to to connect, test and demonstrate the two countries’ technologies, DHS said.