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  1. Firefighting Technology : Scientists Test Device to Monitor Toxic Gases During Firefighting

    Online Articles

    Thu, 15 May 2014

    Scientists at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are testing a portable device to be worn by all times by firefighters to measure carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

  2. Firefighting Technology : Maryland Fire Department to Use Drones

    Online Articles

    Mon, 5 May 2014

    The Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Service has purchased three drones that it hopes will help improve firefighting operations.

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

    Online Articles

    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.

  4. Firefighter Technology : CDC Releases Blast Injury App

    Online Articles

    Tue, 1 Jul 2014

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

  5. Roundtable: Firefighting Technology

    Online Articles

    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. Firefighting Technology : Hytera DMR Radios Support the World Police and Fire Games 2013

    Online Articles

    Thu, 16 May 2013

    From August 1-10, the WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES (WPFG) 2013, the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  7. Firefighting Technology Roundup: Bioterror Detection, Heat-Monitoring Sensor, and More

    Online Articles

    Fri, 10 May 2013

    Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some new technologies that may assist firefighters, including a method for detecting bioterrorism threats and infections,  personal monitoring sensor to determine core body temperature, and a possible high-rise fire rescue solution.

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

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Feb 2014

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

  9. Firefighting Technology : NIST Tests in NYC Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications

    Online Articles

    Thu, 18 Apr 2013

    New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have defined the challenges more precisely and suggest how emergency communications might be improved.

  10. Firefighting Technology : Robot Tests Chemical Protective Clothing

    Online Articles

    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.