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  1. Firefighting Technology : Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue: 'Simulator Provides Training for Any Conceivable Incident'

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    Wed, 21 May 2014

    The Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue Department (TFRD) recently enhanced its training capacity through the acquisition of RescueSim virtual training platform technology.

  2. Firefighting Technology : FCC Votes on Wireless 911 Location Accuracy

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    Thu, 20 Feb 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless callers to 911.

  3. Firefighting Technology : 200 Firefighters Needed for Thermal Imaging Study at FDIC

    Online Articles

    Wed, 2 Apr 2014

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking for firefighters to use and evaluate a new, innovative technology in thermal imaging

  4. Firefighting Technology : Storm Shelter App Helps Locate Victims Trapped Under Rubble

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    Thu, 22 May 2014

    Former IBM field tech and firefighter Shonn Neidel and brother-in-law Dan McIntyre have developed an app that will help firefighters pinpoint people trapped in storm shelters under the rubble after natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

  5. Roundtable: Firefighting Technology

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    Fri, 16 May 2014

    What do you consider the most significant technological advancement in the fire service over the last 50 years? Share your views with other Fire Engineering readers.

  6. Firefighter Technology : University Professor Making 'Smart' Firefighting Gloves

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    Tue, 12 Feb 2013

    The way it works is a firefighter would point the glove at an object and it vibrates. It vibrates harder when it’s closer to an object, softer when it’s farther away.

  7. Firefighting Technology : Robot Tests Chemical Protective Clothing

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    Fri, 7 Jun 2013

    Mary Jane Dittmar reviews two emerging robotic projects that may benefit the fire service: an anthropomorphic robot designed for testing chemical protection clothing and a high-mobility robot for rough terrain.

  8. Firefighting Technology : CA Fire Department Uses Emergency Alert System for Charity Event

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    Tue, 15 Oct 2013

    The Palo Alto (CA) Fire Department is under fire after using the local emergency alert system to draw attention to its charity pancake breakfast.

  9. Firefighting Technology : Philadelphia Fire Department Testing Out New Mobile Firefighting App - Fire Engineering

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    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

    Philadelphia (PA) firefighters are beta-testing a new mobile app designed to give them more information about the fireground.

  10. Firefighting Technology : Roundtable: Thermal Imaging Cameras

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    Mon, 5 Aug 2013

    Does your department have thermal imaging cameras, and when do you actually use one? Also, does your department have a written policy concerning imager use? Chime in to this Roundtable discussion with Skip Coleman.