The main objective of FIRE-IN is to improve the national and European Fire & Rescue (F&R) capability development process by fostering innovation in this domain and providing cutting edge solutions that significantly increase the efficiency of EU first responders so as to raise the security level of EU citizens. In the present proposal this is addressed by four main areas of activity:
- the identification and harmonisation of operational capability gaps based on the contribution provided by a significant and heterogeneous practitioner network,
- the identification of promising solutions to address those gaps through monitoring and screening of research outcomes and the continuous involvement of research and industry representatives
- the definition of a F&R Strategic Research and Standardisation Agenda (SRSA)
- the development of a concept for more efficient use of test & demonstration and training facilities to support innovation and joint skill development.