U.S. Holds Cross-Border Exercise with Canada on Blue Water Bridge
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) began an experiment to test emergency response capabilities at the second-busiest crossing between the United States and Canada, the Blue Water Bridge. The fourth cross-border Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiments (CAUSE) will run April 26 – 28 along the border of Michigan and Ontario.

CAUSE IV will test the capabilities and limitations of emergency response technology and protocols across the U.S.-Canada border. The public in the areas of Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario, can expect to see the presence of emergency response personnel, equipment and vehicles as they test cross-border broadband and wireless networks, electrocardiogram tracing, live video, information sharing and overall situational awareness over the course of the emergency test scenario.

The event is a collaborative effort in emergency response between DHS S&T, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) and Public Safety Canada, in partnership with various provincial, municipal and nongovernmental organizations. The CAUSE series supports the U.S.-Canadian Beyond the Border Action Plan to connect, test and demonstrate emerging operational technologies available between the two countries.

A video and more information are available here.

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