Smart Technology Use with Public Safety and First Responders


  1. Alkheir, A.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);Ottawa Univ, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Smart Technology Use with Public Safety and First Responders was prepared in support of Canadian Safety and Security Program project CSSP-2014-CP-2015. The program is led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science, in partnership with Public Safety Canada. The goal of this project was to enhance situational awareness of first responders by providing timely access to vital building information with a view to making better decisions during critical and emergent events. The author worked in partnership with Advance Property eXposure, Inc., (APX) and the City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to conduct a technology demonstration of a first responder technology solution to improve first police and fire situational awareness. This document complements other project deliverables and serves to contextualize the development and implementation of the Building Tactical Information System (BTIS) solution developed by APX by: providing insights from project roundtables and workshops; describing the contemporary problem and solution space; and providing operational requirements and considerations intended to inform the development of future iterations of situational awareness solutions including the BTIS. The Canadian Safety and Security Program is a federally-funded program to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergenc

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Public Safety and Security Situational Awareness
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-C112 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2019
Number of Pages
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