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02-01-2009, 04:54 PM #1
A new way to fight fires?
02-01-2009, 07:34 PM #2
Don't bet the farm on it!"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
02-01-2009, 10:16 PM #3
I could see that being beneficial and safer in certain applications.
Will it totally revolutionize the world's fire service?? No. I don't think it will replace the fire service as we know it today, not even close. That robot will be just another tool in our tool box.Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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02-02-2009, 05:21 AM #4
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02-02-2009, 08:22 AM #5
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Wow, this would have made the 3 hour acteleyne drill we did last week alot faster and less of a fubar
02-02-2009, 11:08 AM #6
Where is the goldleaf, Q-siren, and roto-ray!!!
This would never happen until they address these important issues.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
02-02-2009, 11:14 AM #7
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Maybe things like adequate recruitment, training, staffing, updating equipment for the resources we already employ rather than R2D2 with a duece and a half should be a priority? Couse doesn't have nearly the pizzazz of stcking a half million$$ or more robot into the fire when News at ( is on scene. Just watch, some jughead politician will get this in after closing 2 or 3 halls.
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