SAVER Documents

SAVER logoThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program to assist emergency responders with making procurement decisions.  Located within the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the SAVER Program conducts subjective assessments and validations on commercial equipment and systems, and provides those results along with other relevant equipment information to the emergency responder community. 

SAVER provides information on equipment that falls within the categories listed in the DHS Authorized Equipment List (AEL).

The SAVER Program mission includes:

  • Conducting impartial, practitioner-relevant, operationally oriented assessments and validations of emergency response equipment; and
  • Providing information, in the form of knowledge products, that enables decision-makers and responders to better select, procure, use, and maintain emergency response equipment.

SAVER documents are being transferred to and to the First Responder Communities of Practice over the next few months. Please check back for updates. For questions regarding the SAVER Program, please contact