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Accession Number PB2013-105275
Title Delivering Building Intelligence to First Responders.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 20p
Personal Author D. G. Holmberg J. Averill M. A. Raymond
Abstract Presently, there is no integrated solution for delivering building systems data to emergency responders. A standard building data delivery solution will integrate the capacity of the building fire safety systems with the capabilities of the fire service, resulting in an improvement in firefighter safety and a reduction in commercial property losses due to fire. Remote access to these data would provide greatly improved situational awareness for emergency responders, reducing response times as well as time to size up and mitigate building fires. This paper reviews challenges of collecting, processing, and moving sensor data out of building systems, meshing with public safety networks and addressing network architecture and security issues. The paper then presents a summary of the current state-of-the-art, including a proposed data classification system. Finally, this paper presents a roadmap to address remaining challenges in enabling first responder access to critical building incident data.
Keywords Alarm systems
Computer programs
Data processing
Emergency response
Fire fighting
Fire service
First responders
Public safety
Situational awareness

Source Agency National Institute of Standards and Technology
NTIS Subject Category 89 - Building Industry Technology
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology (EL), Gaithersburg, MD. Energy and Environment Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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