RISES stands for Rapid Information Sharing for Event Decision Support. In responding to emergency events, leaders of the incident response team must communicate rapidly and effectively in order to enable timely and accurate decisions. This communications issue has been at the heart of many problems in incident response and has been documented thoroughly. RISES addresses a specific aspect of this issue: the communication of information between military commanders and civilian leaders when an incident involves both military and civilian responding organizations.
XAPP is a handheld application/authoring tool used to create, read, edit, and send CAP and RM messages in an emergency response situation. It can be installed on both Apple and Android devices.
The Telegrid Wizardnet system was evaluated for use in emergency management situations by CERMUSA at St. Francis University in partnership with the Rapid Response Institute. This system would work well in a disaster or situation where all normal communication is disabled. Telegrid handhelds do not require an internal or external infrastructure for basic communications. They operate in a MESH configuration at 2.4 ghz using a modified version of the Zigbee Standard protocol (IEEE 802.15.4).
Digital LAN mobile radio system was evaluated for use in emergency management situations by CERMUSA at St. Francis University in partnership with the Rapid Response Institute.
PDAR stands for Preliminary Damage Assessment Reporting. This was developed by CERMUSA at St. Francis University in partnership with the Rapid Response Institute. The application was designed for use on the Apple iPad to assist first responders in the initial stages of a natural or manmade disaster event, to help gather information to help determine the level of support needed to recover from the disaster event.