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  1. Firefighting Technology : 9/11 Kidney Study, DHS Compliance Assessment

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Dec 2013

    Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some recent developments, including research showing that exposure to high levels of particulate matter causes significant damage to first responders' kidneys and news of accreditation organizations joining DHS S&T compliance assessment program.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    Online Articles

    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.

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

    Online Articles

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

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

  7. Firefighting Technology : Roundtable: Thermal Imaging Cameras

    Online Articles

    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.

  8. Firefighting Technology : FDIC 2013: RAE Systems to Showcase Real-Time Wireless Fireground Gas, Radiation Detection on iPads and Smartphones

    Online Articles

    Mon, 22 Apr 2013

    RAE Systems will demonstrate its new wireless area and personal gas and radiation detection monitor data in a ProRAE Guardian browser-based “connected threat detection” environment at FDIC 2013.

  9. Firefighting Technology : Tempest Technology Corp. Introduces the PathMaster

    Online Articles

    Tue, 18 Jun 2013

    The first device of its kind in the United States, the PathMaster allows firefighters to quickly and effectively control and manipulate interior flow paths.

  10. Firefighting Technology : Cloud Enhances Innovation in Robotics for Disaster Response

    Online Articles

    Fri, 16 Aug 2013

    DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge, run over the cloud, made it possible for more than 100 teams from around the world to compete from remote locations.