Interoperability of Emergency Responder Electronic Safety Equipment Webinar

Sponsored by: The Fire Protection Research Foundation


The fire service and other emergency first responders are currently benefiting from enhanced-existing and newly-developed electronic technologies for use with personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles. Protective ensembles used by emergency first responders include or will soon include electronics such as communications, GPS and tracking, environmental sensing, physiological sensing, and other components now becoming practical solutions at emergency events. 

The overall integration and coordination of these electronic-based technologies on a broad scale is lacking, and a standardized electronics integration platform/framework is needed. For the emergency responders to remain effective, these electronic technologies must interact and operate synergistically, and provide an effective and efficient overall package. Integration of these components with the emergency responder ensemble is required for managing weight, space, heat, and power requirements, as well as to create the least interference and burden to the equipment user.

This webinar summarizes the results of a recent research study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation whose goal was to develop performance requirements for the compatibility and interoperability of electronic equipment used by fire service and other emergency first responders.

Who Will Benefit:

 All fire service end-users (including fire fighters and fire chiefs), fire service equipment manufacturers, test labs, and certification agencies.

Continuing Education Credit:

 This session offers 0.2 CEU value. Certificates of attendance are emailed to all session participants the day after the session.


Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.

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