FASTER employs a set of important supporting technologies that have been deployed to circumvent special conditions that manifest during disasters and hamper the deployment and effectiveness of traditional disaster response systems. These are UAVs and UGVs for their mapping and transportation capabilities to increase overall situational awareness, deliver important resources and even offer firefighting solutions, resilient communications, as disaster conditions may disrupt and hamper communications or even prevent operational networking conditions, and technologies for companion K9 units and mini-UAVs for obstacle bypassing, improved inspection and navigational capabilities. Moreover, AR tools for improved situational awareness by making immediately visible, in-situ and in real-time, information that was previously unavailable or difficult to get, will be adopted. These supporting technologies could expand the first responders’ arsenal and allow them to operate on most situations and conditions while protecting them in hostile environments and improving their overall effectiveness and operational capacity.
DECIDO provides a complementary view improving through co-creation of policies that will shorten the communication pathway between first responders and citizens and a collaboration could help both project in the exploitation phase.