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  • Technology to Track Lost Firefighters Evolves

    In August 2010, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, with support from the U.S.

    Article • October 7th, 2010

  • Call to Action: Broadband for Public Safety Responders

    On March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the National Broadband Plan (NBP). This launched a new chapter in the ongoing saga of public safety's attempt to achieve a nationwide broadband wireless network for emergency...

    Article • September 2nd, 2010

  • Communicating in the Wildland Urban Interface

    Communicating during emergency operations is a constant challenge for those in the fire service. Nowhere does that become more evident than during a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident.

    Article • February 8th, 2010

  • Trics Of The Trade: Life Detection Systems

    Experience has shown us that survivors of a collapse can hear us but we can not hear them from the outside of the rubble pile.Slideshow Images:

    Article • October 9th, 2006

  • Myths vs. Reality in Thermal Imaging - Part I

    Thermal imagers (TIs) are revolutionizing the fire industry, quickly becoming standard equipment sought by every department in the country. Every day, another fire department accepts the value of TIs and puts a camera into service. Despite the quick...

    Article • February 1st, 2003

  • Search & Rescue Skills With Your Thermal Imager

    Here it is: the emergency that you feared, the one that you dreaded, the one whose potential helped you justify funding your thermal imagers (TIs)."Engines 2, 7, 3, Ladder 2, Quint 11, Ambulance 16 and District 1: Respond to a residential fire, with...

    Article • December 13th, 2002

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