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Data Sources



NIMS/IRIS Database

NIMS/IRIS is a resource database developed by FEMA that allows emergency responders to inventory, categorize type, locate, request, and track all internal and external resources from a single integrated system, which will help facilitate the response of requested resources during an incident.

The RAIDER computer includes selected portions of the NIMS database that can be used to identify and track the assets assigned to the ER, i.e. HAZMAT team during an incident. This includes vehicle physical characteristics and staffing levels, point of contact, and a detailed list of scientific instruments, communications gear and other equipment used in the process of detecting and monitoring hazardous environments. This data can be shared within the context of a major incident requiring cooperation and coordination between local jursdictions


Our Partners 

RAIDER data sources consist of a variety of hardware such as instruments, GPS transmitters, audio and video equipment.  We work closely with our partners to develop  intermediate software that connects to the data source and processes the incoming data streams  for display and storage.


The RAIDER computer can work stand-alone or be integrated into the vehicle's local network.  A cellular data modem provides connectivity for data sharing if none is provided by the vehicle.  This option works well in most metropolitan areas and can be augmented with a satellite data link in regions of poor coverage. 

RAIDER is an open ended platform that will continue to adapt to technological developments in the fields of wireless sensing devices, sensor networks and Internet protocols for data communications.