IFAFRI held a virtual Technology Showcase on April 28th, 2022 highlighting solutions that were submitted via the IFAFRI website to address selected Common Global Capability Gaps. The solutions presented are related to ongoing research and development focused on GAP 6 and Gap 7.
IFAFRI held a virtual Technology Showcase on April 28th, 2022 highlighting solutions that were submitted via the IFAFRI website to address selected Common Global Capability Gaps. The solutions presented are related to ongoing research and development focused on GAP 6: The ability to obtain critical information remotely about the extent, perimeter, or interior of the incident emergency responders as they continue to conduct life-saving missions in hazardous combat zones and GAP 7: The ability to conduct on-scene operations remotely without endangering responders.
Three companies presented their solutions including Gemostec (Belgium), Unmanned Life (United Kingdom) and Team Digitale Verkenning (Netherlands).
Gemostec has developed the INA Intervention Application (app), which provides an overview of the scene and creates a unique channel for each incident. INA combines a communications channel with a GIS-enabled map to create better situational awareness for firefighters.
Unmanned Life give emergency responders the ability to carry out autonomous drone search and rescue missions by selecting an area to scan using their central interface. Once a search region is selected, drones are sent to autonomously scan the given area with attached high-definition cameras, choosing the most efficient route in real-time based on proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and then delivering life-saving equipment.
Team Digitale Verkenning augments incident management by using high-quality technological unmanned systems. The Digital Reconnaissance Team uses drones with advanced cameras to provide imaging of locations that are not safely accessible to emergency responders, which can assist them in safely and efficiently approaching a situation.
The IFAFRI Stakeholder Engagement Committee plans to hold additional Tech Showcases highlighting innovative solutions in late July and in September. Please reach out to IFAFRI if you have questions about these technologies or upcoming events.
This information is provided to raise awareness about relevant and available first responder technologies, while not endorsing any specific technology, product, or manufacturer. These technologies self-reported their solutions, through the IFAFRI Responder Solution Tool, against the specific requirements in our respective IFAFRI Statement of Objectives (SOO).