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Navy Unveils Firefighting Robot Prototype

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

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of two ambulance safety resources for emer...

Pre-Clinical Trial Shows High Marks for BloodSTOP iX Battle Matrix

LifeScience Plus, a Silicon Valley-based biotechnology company revolutionizing wound-care, today announced that its military-grade new hemostatic wound-care ...

Videos: UL-NIST Fire Dynamics Research at FDIC International

Last week at FDIC International, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted fire dynamics testing...

Detroit Suburbs Add All-Digital Technology to First Responder Tools

The Detroit suburbs of Plymouth and Northville, Michigan.are adopting the all-digital CommandScopeTM pre-plan technology to strengthen emergency response.

Allied Specialty Vehicles Announces Exclusive Partnership with Westport for Natural Gas Alternative Fuel System

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced an exclusive p...

Allied Specialty Vehicles Announces Exclusive Industry Partnership with CleanFUEL USA

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced an exclusive p...

Pierce Displays New Technologies, 11 Custom Fire and Emergency Response Apparatus at FDIC International

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and the leading North American manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles, is showcasing 11...

Oshkosh to Unveil New Fire Apparatus, Showcase Products at Interschutz

Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is showcasing a wide range of new products and advanced technologies at Inte...

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for those involved in public safety.

City of Oceanside (CA) Demonstrates Importance of "Future-Proof" Investing

SunSeeker Seeks to Save Thousands of Lives from Fires This Summer

The fire spray can be sprayed directly onto homes during dry conditions to protect against burning embers.

Houston Firefighters Employ Tablet Technology for EMS Runs

Houston (TX) firefighters are employing tablet technology to help expedite some of their medical calls, according to a news report.

WPI Researchers Create the First National Database on Fire Attack Hose Burn-Throughs

As part of a larger research effort focused on the design and development of a next-generation fire attack hose, a team of faculty members and students at Wo...

What Would You Do? Apartment Building Fire

This fire occurs in an apartment building immediately after a thunder storm moves through the area. Check out a new firefighter training scenario presented b...

Locution Systems Commissioned to Provide PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting to Midwest Fire Stations

Locution Systems, Inc. (www.locution.com), the provider of PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting for fire and EMS departments, today announced that the cities of...

EMS Telemedicine Questionnaire: Assessing the Impact of Prehospital Video

NPSTC's EMS Working Group is currently studying the use of prehospital (EMS) mobile telemedicine. This questionnaire is one step to help determine how video ...

Will the Fire Service Court-Martial Our "Billy Mitchells"?

As new information, technology, and social changes develop, the fire service will have other Billy Mitchells emerge, and they will suggest changes to accepte...

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Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Firefighting Technology Roundup: Wearable Tech, Diver Life Support, and More

In this firefighting technology roundup, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate EMERGE! Program and much more.

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont SafeSPEC for Nomex

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector...

Robotic Guide Dogs May Help Firefighters

A group of researchers has developed a new life-saving application for robotics, and this comes in the form of robots acting as guide dogs for firefighters

George Mason University Students Use Sound Waves to Fight Fires

Two senior engineering majors at George Mason University appear to have invented and built a way to use sound waves to put out fires

SOLBERG Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

The Solberg Company, the world's foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the appointment of industry veter...

Oregon State University's ATRIAS to Participate in DARPA's DRC in June

One of the competitors in this year’s DARPA Challenge will be ATRIAS, designed and built at Oregon State University’s (OSU) Dynamic Robotics Lab.

DHS S&T Launches New Accelerator Program

the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced its first business accelerator program, EMERGE!, a...

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Incident Command Training Suite Wins National Award

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was announced as the winner of the Driving Efficiency Through Technology award at the LGC Awards ceremony in London on W...

DHS S&T Launches Prize Competition for Tracking First Responders Indoors

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the Department’s first crowdsourced prize competition in support...

What Would You Do? Two-Story Residential

In this new scenario and video from Skip Coleman, test out your tactical approaches to fires in a residential building.

HYSight Boosts Public Safety with Drone Technology

The eye in the sky that every law enforcement, fire and public safety agency needs has never been more affordable, accessible or easily deployable.  

PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

WPI announces progress in "firefighter locator" research

Research undertaken by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in response to the December 3, 1999, tragic Worcester (MA) cold storage warehouse fire that took...