Enhancing smart cities for first responders
In 2016, there were more than 475,000 structure fires and approximately 3,390 fatalities and 14,650 injuries to the civilian population. Stationary sensors, built or placed into buildings can become powerful sources of on-scene data generation. Existing data from building plans, building inspections and other governmental agencies needs to be interwoven, synthesized, processed and made available instantly to augment the most efficient response.
In 2016, there were more than 475,000 structure fires.
Working together between the fire community and will unlock data that will be invaluable in fighting a fire or staging an emergency response. Augmenting existing environmental sensors, placing new stationary sensors and connecting the necessary system and tools are on the horizon. Cyber-physical technologies including smart building, smart firefighter equipment, connected fire department apparatus and real-time, accurate data will work together to unleash their life and asset saving potential.
Cyber-physical technologies and real-time data will work together.
News Release: S&T Awards $4.8 Million to Center for Innovative Technology to Enhance Smart Cities | Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.