Obtain critical information remotely about the incident

Endorsed by

The ability to obtain critical information remotely about the extent, perimeter, or interior of the incident

Potential Solutions
Following solutions could be addressing this gap.

Responders the ability to obtain and maintain real-time, continuous surveillance of the incident scene. Improved situational awareness would allow responders and command to identify potential hazards, prioritize incident operations, and improve the safety of responders and affected populations in and around the scene. The Moore, Oklahoma (United States) tornado created a path of destruction more thanone mile (1.6 km) wide and 17miles (27.4 km) long. In this instance, it was critical for responders to quickly comprehend the magnitude and the geographical location of their incident scene. It was critical for on-scene responders to understand the scope and locationandto recognize that a hospital and two elementary schools were within the path of destruction.

Addressing this involves platforms to conduct surveillance and integration of outputs into an incident-specific visualization for responders and command. Current to conduct surveillance is generally reliant on airborne assets (primarily helicopters or airplanes) that may be limited by incident conditions in their ability to approach the incident scene. Some jurisdictions are able to use unmanned ground systems (e.g., bomb robots) to observe locations that may be hazardous to responders. However, there are barriers that impact extended use of current solutions, including cost and policy issues.

Rationale & related CM function(s)

Remotely capture incident-related data in multiple topographies (e.g., inside buildings, at various depths and elevations, over rubble and across different terrains)
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