The Smart Firefighting Workshop Summary Report is now available for download through the Fire Protection Research Foundation site.
This report summarizes the results of the Smart Firefighting Workshop held on March 24 and 25, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia and sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with support from the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Workshop provided a forum to help identify and understand the research and development needs for implementation of smart firefighting, highlighting use of existing technologies, development and deployment of emerging technologies including cyber-physical systems (CPS), and use of standards for data collection, exchange, and situational awareness tools. The workshop brought together experts from various industry, educational, and governmental organizations involved in the cyber physical systems and firefighting areas. This report summarizes the workshop findings including prioritization of research needs according to those that have the greatest potential to enhance the safety and effectiveness of fire protection and the fire service. Small groups in each breakout session selected a high-priority task and completed detailed implementation plans for them.