Smart@Fire is a European FP7 project that aims to develop a smart Personal Protective System (PPS) for fire fighters comprising a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) turnout gear and a loosely coupled ICT system. The ICT system integrates safety critical functions and acts as communication node to the local center of command. The system must be compliant with and needs to be fitted into the fire fighter turnout gear.

The Smart@Fire PCP is using a phased approach:
  • Phase 1: Solution Design: was intended to demonstrate feasibility. (Completed)
  • Phase 2: Prototyping and testing: was intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators. (Completed)
  • Phase 3: First Batch Production and Field Testing: is intended for the original development and field testing by end users of a limited volume of first products/ services (test series).

In each phase, tenderers are competing with each other for assignments.

Pre -commercial Procurement

Phase 1: Solution design

The invitation to tender for phase 1 was published in June 2014. Additionally an information session was organized on the 1st of July, 2014. Presentations given at the info sessions:

Challenge Brief & Functional Specs
ITT & Framework Agreement

In December 2014, the following four consortia from all over Europe were awarded a contract for the development of the first stage: the solution design.

• E-bo / Seyntex
• Texport / BHT Solutions / ICON / IOS International / Omnisense
• Applycon / Elitronic / Holik International / Vochoc / University of West Bohemia / Dune
• Prevent & Deloza / Titera / Biotech Knowledge Center / Biotek Lab / ITP

On May 13, 2015, all end of phase 1 deliverables were evaluated by the Evaluation Committee as successfully.

All four consortia were invited to submit a bid for phase 2: Prototyping and testing.

 

Phase 2: Prototyping and testing

On May 18, 2015 all 4 consortia were invited to tender for phase 2: Prototyping and testing.

On July 10, 2015 the following 3 consortia were awarded a contract for phase 2: Prototyping and testing.

• E-bo / Seyntex
• Texport / BHT Solutions / ICON / IOS International / Omnisense
• Applycon / Elitronic / Holik International / Vochoc / University of West Bohemia / Dune

On February 12, 2016, all end of phase 2 deliverables were submitted a.o. a prototype demonstration at the supplier’s facilities.

A brief description of the phase 2 prototypes can be found here.

 

Phase 3: First Batch Production and Field Testing

Phase  3 aims to prove the creation of an evolved prototype, its manufacturability and the use of such testable products by actual end users during field testing (=live environment).

End of phase 3 testing will take place in SDIS13’s training facilities in Aix en Provence beginning of November.

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