Search & Rescue
Emerging technologies for the Early location of Entrapped victims under Collapsed Structures and Advanced Wearables for risk assessment and First Responders Safety in SAR operations
The University of Rome Tor Vergata - CBRN GATE (Dr. Daniele Di Giovanni and Dr. Andrea Chierici), together with SAFE and IAI as partners in project RESIST, was invited by the Romanian Cluster PROECO-CBRNE to participate in a workshop of the Search & Rescue project to present its opinions about the equipment and technologies required by First Responders in the operations presented specific use cases. CBRN Academy has presented a talk as well with Dr. Srwa Khaleel who is also a student of our second level #MasterCBRN
The Workshop took place online on April 14, 2021 and aimed to gather as much information as possible about the requirements of First Responders.
The key objective of S&R is to develop and promote the underlying framework (interoperability among systems and equipment, training and awareness) so that responders at all levels of command have access, familiarise and evaluate how to deploy innovative solutions. Research and development will continue to produce innovative products, which have to respond to ever growing threats in a globalised environment, and the S&R approach is how to optimally integrate them as on-demand tools in a holistic governance model. The major challenge addressed is to link approaches, technical solutions, procedures, standards etc. for the protection of the European citizen as defined in the European Internal Security Strategy thus allowing for a faster and more appropriate response to natural, technological and man-made threats in EU countries and if needed abroad. The S&R project aspires to demonstrate a consistent Crisis Governance model, naturally supported by the toolbox concept, covering the role that Europe intends to adopt subsequent to the implementation of the new Lisbon Treaty and also considers a stronger civil-military mutual support (technologies, operations) and public private coordination. Emergency responders from multiple entities organise themselves “on the field”, according to existing procedures, different training means and unsorted equipment at local or national level when they are in place. These procedures, training means or equipment are not standardised, homogeneous and or supplied between the various organisations and nations, and no system vision exists to bring coherency, efficiency and perfect-control.