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    Im an industrial design student wanting to research new product opportunities, I need to discover what areas of fire fighting firefighters find difficult in dealing with. Are there any pieces of equipment that underperform and could be designed better?
    I have and idea for a pod/shield that is thrown to victims in a burning building/house whilst waiting to be saved. Is there a need for such a product? what issues would there be?

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    FYI, its generally not the fire that kills people. Its the smoke.
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelnz1 View Post
    . . . . I need to discover what areas of fire fighting firefighters find difficult in dealing with. . . .
    ...Maybe some chief officers

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    Yeah, maybe we can throw the pod over the chief. That might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelnz1 View Post
    Im an industrial design student wanting to research new product opportunities, I need to discover what areas of fire fighting firefighters find difficult in dealing with. Are there any pieces of equipment that underperform and could be designed better?
    I have and idea for a pod/shield that is thrown to victims in a burning building/house whilst waiting to be saved. Is there a need for such a product? what issues would there be?
    First of all, if you can see a victim, an immediate rescue is performed...No waiting!

    Secondly, the vast majority of victims that have not "self-rescued" are either already unconscious or they are completely obscured from sight by smoke/building components, or both.
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