R-Tech Newsletter: The Newsletter of the First Responder Technologies Program [Volume 2 Issue 2, February 2009] [open pdf - 1MB]
This issue of the First Responders Technologies Program newsletter has four articles. The first article, "Sound Advice," discusses ShotSpotter, a technology "designed specifically to detect and alert authorities to gunfire." The second article, "Practice Makes Perfect," describes Active Shooter Training for the Responding Officer (ASTRO), a "Windows-based program that sets up a video simulation in a large school environment in which the user can take on the role of a responding officer." The third article, "Meeting of the Minds," examines PolARES, a prototype database of past decisions and actions taken by first responders during various situations. Finally, the last section discusses the Responder Knowledge Base website's access to Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov).
United States Department of Homeland Security, FirstResponder: http://firstresponder.gov/Pages/Default.aspx
R-Tech Newsletter (February 2009), v.2 no.2