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FASTER Project First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficient Emergency Response

Authors:

Rosa María Morenilla Rodriguez ,

Summa-112, Spain, ES
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Ana María Cintora Sanz

Abstract

Introduction: Faster1 is a H2020 research project  aimed at optimizing the responding capacity of First stakeholders to reach Catastrophes. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N 833507

The project participants include ERICAM3, the SPAIN1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team certified by INSARAG2 (OCHA), CERTH, ROBOTNIK, ENGINEERING, DRONE HOPPER, UNIWA and others with a total of 23 partners1

FASTER First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficient Emergency Response is a H2020 funded research project that address the protection, capabilities and challenges of first responders in hazardous environments and disasters. We performed a pilot exercise during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Objectives:

•Testing and demonstrating the FASTER tools in a realistic, complex and integrative environment developing a collaborative innovation between different emergency services.

•Gathering user feedback related to the acceptability, usability, functionality, and efficiency of the FASTER tools.

•To Test the innovated COVID19 protocol that has been developed for an earthquake situation.

•Decrease in biological risk (COVID), thanks to the reduction of exposure time and contact with the victims and among the interveners.

Material And Method: Scenario involving a simulated earthquake of 7.3 degrees, which strikes Madrid within a limited area of collapsed buildings.

FASTER tools, including drones, autonomous vehicles, canine collars, portable command control services, and Social media analysis tool

-Teams in the exercise:

ERICAM2: Firefighters (Bomberos Comunidad de Madrid), Health Emergency Team (SUMMA 112) and Dog Rescue Team (ESDP)

Madrid Local Police

 

 

Results:

 •Mobilization and alerting of teams within biological risk were tested with Initial evaluation of the critical zone by drones.

•Localization and extraction of victims. 3D mapping and COVID protocol were used and validated.

•Health monitoring and social distancing during the scenario were also tested

•An early detection of the victims has been achieved in a coordinated manner, minimizing possible risks for rescuers and health workers. All this always being our goal the victims.

•The use of the wearable collar of dogs developed by FASTER achieved a more integrated action within the emergency rescue.

Conclusions:

•Monitoring of health and social distancing during the scenario were performed with safety and it can be used in a real mission.

•The tested devices optimized the assessment and coordination between commanders and intervention teams, reducing coordination, logistics and assistance times.

•It allows gathering of user feedback for incorporation into future development.

•The realistic simulation of the scenario and victims were very positive.

•We address the issues of racism, age discrimination and inequalities exacerbated by COVID 19, treating all patients equally using FASTER's applied technology

Bibliography:

1.https://www.faster-project.eu

2.www.insarag.org/inicio-es

3.www.comunidad.madrid/servicios/seguridad-emergencias/ericamemergencia-respuesta-inmediata-comunidad-madrid

How to Cite: Morenilla Rodriguez RM, Cintora Sanz AM. FASTER Project First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficient Emergency Response. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2022;22(S3):462. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.ICIC22383
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Published on 04 Nov 2022.

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