Coolfire Completes Department of Homeland Security St. Louis Smart City Pilot and Delivers
Coolfire's technology plays a central role in a successful St. Louis Smart City pilot.
By: Coolfire Solutions
For the pilot, Coolfire connected first responders, work crews in the field, operations center, and citizens–orchestrating their real-time interactions through a common operational picture–to improve situational awareness and enabling them to respond faster and more effectively. Coolfire's technology centralized the communication/
"Finding the types of new technologies included in the pilot is central to our smart city strategy," said Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons, Chief Technology Officer for the City of St. Louis. He continued, "Coolfire successfully demonstrated how the capabilities included in the pilot could enhance city operations and enable the City to respond to events as a City–instead of individual departments–
The pilot focused on flooding in downtown St. Louis and the resulting every day and emergency events. The test scenarios included river monitoring, flash flooding, assisting vulnerable citizens, building fires, and accident incident response.
"Coolfire has served commercial and military markets for many years," stated Don Sharp, CEO at Coolfire. He added, "This pilot demonstrated how the same technology keeping soldiers safe on the battlefield can dramatically improve a city's response during emergencies, as well as streamline daily operations. The promise of Smart City technologies requires a solution like Coolfire to deliver the real-world value."
This effort is an extension of the Smart Cities Internet of Things (SCITI) Labs (https://www.dhs.gov/