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Technology Company Completes Test of Smart City Technology in Missouri

Coolfire, a St. Louis, Missouri-based technology company, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the City of St. Louis, successfully tested new smart city technologies, and proved the potential for these technologies to have a positive impact on the day to day operations across all of the city’s departments.

The pilot program demonstrated how first responders, emergency managers, and other departments (such as streets, water, health, and human services) could leverage Coolfire’s technology every day, in addition to real-world emergency events.

“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. “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–with potentially life-saving implications, thereby improving the quality of life for the residents and businesses in St. Louis.”

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