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New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

Emergency Links: NIST Identifies ‘Sweet Spot’ for Radios in Tunnels
Release Date: 05/13/2008

As part of a project to improve wireless communications for emergency responders, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Software Makes Fire Gear Choice Easier
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Firefighters know that protective "turnout gear" (pants and coats) can save their lives. Yet because there are several different attributes of … more

Urban Search and Rescue Robots Nationwide Deploy for Evaluation Exercise at Disaster City
Release Date: 03/31/2006

Ground, aerial and aquatic emergency response robots from across the country will face realistic urban search and rescue challenges April 4-6 at … more

Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-Time Fire Status Data
Release Date: 02/02/2006

Fire panels, or “annunciators,” are electronic devices that display data on building conditions in one easily accessible location. When used by … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

Bioagent Detector Guide Aids First Responder Purchasing
Release Date: 07/26/2005

Ever since envelopes containing anthrax bacteria were mailed to Congressional and media offices in 2001 causing several deaths, many first … more

Experiments at Demolition of Old Washington Convention Center Aim to Improve First Responder Communications
Release Date: 12/15/2004

Experiments aimed at improving emergency radio communications will be performed by researchers from the Department of Commerce's National … more

Agreements to Facilitate NIST WTC Investigation
Release Date: 10/31/2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: 09/19/2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of … more

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