A scientific paper titled “Towards the RESPOND-A initiative: Next-generation equipment tools and mission-critical strategies for First Responders” has been accepted and presented at the IEEE COINS 2022 conference that took place in a hybrid format on 1-3 August 2022.  IEEE COINS brings together experts in Digital Transformation (from AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Robotics) from around the globe. IEEE COINS includes a multi-disciplinary program from technical research papers, to panels, workshops, and tutorials on the latest technology developments and innovations addressing all important aspects of the IoT & AI ecosystem.