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  • Infa-Red Helicopter Camera to Aid English Firefighters

    The camera, a standard fixture in police helicopters, will be able to locate fire and nearby people as they show up in white on a screen against a grey background. The helicopter and camera are being used in Mansfield where police and firefighters are...

    News • August 13th, 2003

  • New Technology Helps Illinois Firefighters

    When Elburn's fire department drives to a call, it could be to anywhere within its 77-square-mile district, and some of those places are tough to find.

    News • August 12th, 2003

  • PlanGraphics Will Develop On-Line Mapping System for FDNY

    PlanGraphics, Inc. will develop an on-line mapping system for the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) under a contract signed in March.

    News • July 22nd, 2003

  • Bush Orders Review of Radio Airwaves Use

    President Bush ordered a broad review Thursday of how government and industry can better use radio airwaves, which are growing congested by signals from cell phones, wireless gadgets and the military.

    News • June 6th, 2003

  • DC Firefighters Unhappy With Radio Upgrade

    D.C. firefighters and their union leaders say they are not satisfied with the progress of repairs to their radio system - work that is being supervised by Suzanne J. Peck, the city's $139,000-a-year chief technology officer who is moonlighting for the...

    News • May 16th, 2003

  • Possible Solution To Wireless Interference Made

    Motorola has offered a technical solution to eliminate interference caused by commercial wireless vendors.

    News • May 9th, 2003

  • FCC Eases Ultra-Wideband Restrictions

    Technology that can see through walls to help police track criminals and aid firefighters searching for victims received a boost from federal regulators Thursday.

    News • February 14th, 2003

  • Once the Source of a Dispute, New FDNY Radios Hit the Field

    After two years of adjustments, tests and internal backbiting, the Fire Department has begun reissuing the hand-held radios that were pulled from service in 2001 after firefighters complained that they were prone to dangerous lapses in communication.

    News • February 2nd, 2003

  • VFCA Offers Improved News and Information Notifications

    Virginia Fire Chiefs Association more versatile and faster method of providing notifications regarding routine and critical information.

    News • January 23rd, 2003

  • Ill. Fire Station's Web Access Turned Off

    Firefighters at one Peoria fire station won't be perusing popular fire Web pages such as firehouse.com - or any other site, for that matter - anytime soon.

    News • January 7th, 2003

  • List Serves, On-line Newsletters & Notification Services

    Many people have asked me how I have access to so much information.

    News • August 30th, 2002

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