Non-profits support first responders

Aug. 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- SRI International and the U.S. non-profit National Disaster Resiliency Center are working together to enhance first responder capabilities.

The groups signed an agreement to collaborate on new technologies, systems and enhanced training capabilities to assist first responders during emergency and disaster situations.

Under the agreement, SRI will work with the NDRC to create, test and commercialize solutions that will help federal, state and local agencies prepare for, train and manage crisis situations.

SRI has a similar partner agreement with the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security.

NDRC is a non-profit collaborative partnership between researchers, educators, volunteers, vendors, charitable groups, community organizations, government agencies and businesses that play a role in planning, preparation, response and recovery prior to, during and after a disaster or emergency event.

SRI International is a non-profit research and development organization, performs sponsored research and development for governments, businesses and foundations.

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