Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders accept a high level of personal risk in order to protect public safety. NIST's National Security Program supports research to improve ambulance safety standards, protective gear and communications systems. See www.FirstResponder.gov for more resources.
Browse these links to learn more about our research projects.
- Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
- Department of Homeland Security Response Robot Performance Standards
Communications Systems Research
- Emergency Response Communications (wireless mesh networks) in hard-to-reach areas
- Testing improvements for radio communications in New York City
Protective Gear Research