Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting

Fire departments conducting “size up” training typically rely on whiteboard discussions, drives around neighborhoods and photo-based systems. New training technology will help firefighters train...
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The Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response vehicle (THOR) was built to operate under any network in any environment, from dense forests during wildfires to remote...
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A new development by NASA is aimed at aiding first responders. This new system, by the name of STEReO, was created to increase the...
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On a daily basis, first responders are exposed to various risks, from moving vehicles to wildfires. But what happens when it's dark and hard...
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Just like the rest of the world, the Law Enforcement field must invest in keeping up with modern technologies. To carry out efficient, smart...
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During spring and summer, rising temperatures and low precipitation lead to long-term soil dryness. Furthermore, global warming and drought contribute to an increase in...
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Currently-available turnout gear for firefighters does not inherently provide adequate visibility, ballistic protection, or lower extremity protection as traditional approaches do not always meet...
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Tracking survivors in the aftermath of a disaster or during an emergency event is a major challenge for first responders, especially in an indoors...
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When a disaster occurs, whether by natural or human made means, it is crucial to obtain the latest and most recent information to guarantee...
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One rogue drone is all it takes to halt the operations of an entire firefighter squad and cause wildfire to spread. The Los Angeles...
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Two US firefighters developed a situational awareness application critical to saving lives. In recent years, the world has seen and suffered many lethal fires,...
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A new versatile drone designed for public safety and critical sectors has been unveiled. The mid-sized multirotor SF2 drone boasts a resilient design that...
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The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development (DDR&D, or MAFAT) has signed a technological cooperation agreement with the Public Security Ministry. The agreement...

Climate change is not only the concern of environmentalists. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been increasingly focusing on adapting to climate...
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Drones help survey disaster areas, providing first responder teams with the situational awareness required for coping with the challenges. However, sometimes drone imagery doesn’t...
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In emergencies, first responders and safety agencies need to be able to share precise real-time information. A new video link feature provides drone operators...
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Increasing new security concerns worldwide have accelerated the development of a wide range of innovative solutions in the fields of first response, air defense,...
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In an emergency situation when every second counts and time is a critical factor, communications and accurate positioning are vital to the work of...
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The US Department of Defense is funding the development of an eco-friendly firefighting material. Virginia Tech researchers have been awarded $1.2 million to develop an...

Emergency dispatch centers and first responders seek better technology to help them gain more information from calls and to better communicate overall with residents...
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Wildfires pose a complex challenge to first responders who often lack the whole picture of the disaster or need real-time information about the focus...

Mega-fires torched a record 4% of California last year. The widespread wildfires challenging the US west coast have led firefighters to adopt new technologies...