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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Firefighting Technology : Connecticut Fire Department Employs Drone at Quarry Fire

    Online Articles

    Mon, 3 Feb 2014

    The Branford (CT) Fire Department made use of a drone for the first time in the department's history during a fire at the J& J Blasting Company in Stony Creek Quarry last week.

  4. 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.

  5. Firefighting Technology Roundup: Driverless Cars, Down Firefighter Transport, and More

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 Mar 2013

    Mary Jane Dittmar takes a look at vehicle safety technologies from the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show; Motorola's progress on interoperability testing for its public safety network; and a new device for transporting an unconscious firefighter.

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

    Online Articles

    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.

  8. 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.

  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.