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DHS, ARL Unveil Virtual Training Platform for First Responders to Active Shooter Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory to deploy a new virtual training platform that works to help first responders coordinate their tactics for active shooter incidents. DHS said Monday the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a free multiplayer online tool that is …

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DHS First Responders Group Develops Mutual Aid Planning Prototype App

The Department of Homeland Security‘s first responders group has developed a prototype application designed to support mutual aid resource planning between emergency responders. DHS said Wednesday the Mutual Aid Resource Planner is based on the ArcGIS Online cloud-based platform and is designed to be managed by a community or emergency management agency. MARP works to help planners add …

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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public …

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FCC Implements DHS Recommendations on New Wireless Emergency Alerts Tool

The Federal Communications Commission has implemented recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate in the FCC’s wireless emergency alerts platform in an effort to update that system. The WEA Report and Order has adopted the directorate’s recommendations on message effectiveness, increased character length, addition of URL …

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DHS Org Seeks Flood Response, Resilience Strategies; Daniel Cotter Comments

The first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate seeks public input that can assist flood-related research and development efforts. FRG seeks answers to a set of questions about data sources, information sharing platforms and emergency-specific support efforts to facilitate future flood response preparation, DHS said Thursday. The queries are part of the group’s National …

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DHS Unveils Upcoming Roadway Safety Device for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an upcoming early-warning system that aims to minimize the risk of dangerous vehicle collisions for first responders in emergency scenes. Applied Research Associates will develop the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System to warn approaching drivers within an emergency area, increase visual presence of first responders and provide visual, tactile …

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DHS S&T Seeks on Behavior Profiling Software to Aid Search & Rescue Missions

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing a software that will work to aid first responders in search and rescue operations. DHS said Thursday S&T’s first responders group has collaborated with search and rescue research company dbS Productions to build the FIND software that will help locate lost individuals through behavioral pattern …

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DHS Unveils Mobile App for First Responder SAR Guidance

The First Responders Group of the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a mobile application that provides response teams access to search-and-rescue protocols, strategies and other information. DHS said Wednesday the Lost Person Behavior app works as a field guide for first responders who do not have the …

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