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The mission--save lives and protect property--never changes, but tactics, how we accomplish this inspired work, continually advance and evolve, affected by the advances and opportunities we receive from new technologies. In Fire Engineering's Tech Zone you will stay informed about the new technologies available to the fire service and those being developed for the fire service.

Being prepared is the keystone of our oath to service; preparation is based on the knowledge and access to the best and most effective tools possible. In the Tech Zone, you will always find the latest tools, software, apparatus improvements, safety advances, computer technology, mapping tools, and insightful articles on how to make these advances work for you. The articles are written by fellow firefighters using the tools written by the manufacturers and evaluations by folks like NIST and UL. Read our Tech Today columns to review the latest new releases featured in Fire Engineering, as well as a section devoted to our annual Technology Roundup. Be informed, connected, and prepared. Visit the Tech Zone regularly and never be the last to know again.

Fire Technology Articles

The U.S. National Grid: Read Right, Then Up

U.S. National Grid advocate and Florida lieutenant Al Studt examines this, the national standard coordinate system of the United States.

Polartec, True North Collaborate to Benefit Wildland Fire Foundation

True North Gear has collaborated with Polartec to produce and sell 2,000 limited edition, flame resistant t-shirts to raise money for the Wildland Firefighte...

Siemens Announces New Fire Alarm Systems with Intelligent Voice Communication

Siemens Intelligent Voice Communication systems, available on both the Desigo® Fire Safety and Cerberus® PRO portfolios, deliver to small and mid-sized build...

Revolutionary Fire Blanket Offers Over 200 Percent More Fire Protection to Firefighters and Homes

With California in a record draught and fire season upon us, it is welcome news that a fire blanket that is over 200 percent more effective than current prot...


SAVE critical storage space in your rig with Rescue 42's THE SHARK™ COLLAPSIBLE STEP CHOCK.

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Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine Demonstrates 50 to 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared w...

PIXIA Corp and Esri Provide New Suite of Data Access Solutions

PIXIA Corp., in the industry of fast access to large data, announced a new relationship with Esri to integrate PIXIA’s geospatial intelligence solutions into...

Firefighter Technology Roundup: USAR Locator and More

Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some new technology that may be of interest to firefighters, including a locator for urban search and rescue operations, wall-scali...

Waterous Company Announces New Hires and Promotions

Waterous Company, in the fire suppression technology and manufacturing industry, announced new hires and promotions today.

Science Elements Podcast Highlights the Science of Fireworks

The July feature of Science Elements, the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) weekly podcast series, shines the spotlight on the science of fireworks, ju...

UNH Delivers Secure Emergency Alert Information to Mobile Devices With Triveni Digital Solutions

Triveni Digital today announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH), in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire...
CDC Releases Blast Injury App

CDC Releases Blast Injury App

This application equips you with the critical decision-making information you need to provide medical care or manage mass casualties, all from your mobile de...


Hannay Reels' ECR1600 CABLE REEL offers a live connection of power cable for direct wiring to a collector ring assembly with an electric rewind and switch an...
New Station 9 Opens in East Lake

New Station 9 Opens in East Lake

A new fire station is now open and ready to respond to emergencies in East Lake and elsewhere in Chattanooga when needed.

Emerson Ultrasonic Leak Detector Receives DNV Type Approval for Marine Applications

Emerson Process Management's Rosemount Analytical GDU-Incus ultrasonic leak detector has received the highly respected Det Norske Veritas (DNV) type approval.

Motorola Solutions Upgrades North Carolina Burke County with Latest 9-1-1 Dispatching Technology

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and Intrado announced the future implementation of an Advanced 9-1-1® (A9-1-1®) system in Burke County (NC).

Boston Launches Overhauled 911 Dispatch System

On Tuesday, the city of Boston launched a $17M upgrade to its 911 dispatch system that is intended to improve response times.

New Technologies Focus on First Responder "Capability Gaps" and Needs - Parts 1 and 2

Evolving technologies from DHS, USFA, NIST, and NIOSH aim at improving firefighter health and safety and operational efficiencies.

908 Devices

908 Devices Announces Completion of Successful Testing for M908

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, announces the successful completion of performance testing for the M908TM h...
Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity at New Parkland Hospital in Texas

Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity at New Parkland Hospital in Texas

The new 2.5 million-square-foot Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, scheduled to open this fall, is considered to be the largest healthcare construction proj...

Halon Replacement: Water Mist Fire Extinguishing Systems

Are you current in fire extinguishing technology? A look at one system that can replace Halon 1301 and Halon 1211.

2015 International Codes Support Resiliency, Safety, Innovation, Affordability in the Built Environment

Jurisdictions and other code users can begin today to prepare for adoption and use of the newest building safety codes. 

Wildland Fire Forecasting Technology Not Available Becuase of Lack of Funds

Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have developed wildfire modeling technology that could help predict the growth of wildlan...

Panel Decides to Push Tougher Chemical Security Decision Until 2016

A final decision on whether to issue tougher chemical security and safety rules likely will not be made until at least 2016 -- three years after the tragic e...

Tyco SimplexGrinnell Demonstrates the Value of eServices at NFPA Expo

Tyco SimplexGrinnell, in the fire and life safety industry, is showing attendees at the NFPA Expo the increasing importance of eServices -- the integrated su...
 LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Com ensures a continuous, reliable, and very clear communication between the safety attendant and members of teams engaged in confined space entry, pa...

Medrills 3D Training Courses Now Available on the CentreLearn Training System

Technology and ARFF: Saving Lives Through Innovation

A look at four essential elements of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF): agents, applications, appliances, and apparatus.

NIOSH Ladder Safety Smart Phone App is a Finalist for Innovation Award

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)'s ladder safety smart phone app is a finalist in the national HHS Innovates awards contest....