New technology could improve firefighter's safety
The new gadgets include devices designed to monitor firefighters heart rate, as well as other crucial measurements such as core temperature, levels of dangerous toxins in the air such as C02 and hydrogen cyanide. Another large reason why these will supposedly be useful for is the real time tracking system, providing real time up- dates on location and altitude to an extremely accurate measurement.
In total, the first responders would be wearing a total of five gadgets. Four of those devices would be connected via Bluetooth to one central managing system that is on a small device about the size of a fist.
“While firefighting will always have inherent risks associated with it, ensuring that we leverage the latest technology advancements to minimize those risks is critical.” – SensorUp CEO Geoff Mair.
While those involved would be wearing all five devices, for each central managing system there is another one that would be reading the statistics and levels of the firefighter. This second device would be kept by someone, typically whoever would be in charge, who is out of building and monitoring where each person is and their safety levels.
The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service is looking to have this cutting edge technology become a common sight in their line of work within the next six months.