The Future of First Response

The Future of First Response is a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Continuum. The goal of the project is to bring together key players in the first responder community, industry, and government to define a future vision for the tools, clothing, technology, and support systems first responders will need in 15 years, then to develop those products and systems.

SYSTEM SUMMARY

The concepts described on this website are all elementsĀ of an integrated response system intended to help first responders do their jobs safely and effectively.

The integrated response system’s components work together to facilitate seamless communication and information sharing between individuals, agencies, and external resources. This video provides an overview of that system.

PROCESS

The concepts described on this website are the result of a year-long collaboration with members of the first response community, industry, and government.

This video provides an overview of that collaboration and describes the process used to develop this future vision.

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