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The RFS PAWS can be deployed to monitor the weather at wildfires, hazard reduction burns or large scale incidents where weather conditions may play a role in combating an emergency.
Having seen the buzz surrounding the newly issued Thermal Imaging Cameras for the LA Fire Department, we reached to the LAFD Foundation for more details.
Could they be used in Australia? What kind of specs do they come with? Read on to find out a bit more about how they came to be issued in LA and what kind of hardware they pack.
There is no denying that as technology advances, our training techniques will (or should) progress with it.
This VR setup features haptic feedback, breathing apparatus and heated PPE!
Necessity is the mother of invention! Inspired by the benefits of the Cleveland hose lay, these firefighters in Tasmania have built a hose rolling device at station to assist in quickly packaging up their hose into the Cleveland Lay. Hose rolling tools are nothing new, but this one is designed specifically with the Cleveland Lay in mind and from what they said, it works a charm!
This is a real phone call from a member of the public to Scottish Fire & Rescue control. The woman on the phone is trapped inside her burning house as she calls the fire brigade for help. You can hear every little detail, including the crew as they made entry and search for her.
Warning : This may be distressing for some people to listen to. A huge credit to the operator on the phone for this incident, she did exceptionally well in talking with the caller and getting help on the road. Hat’s off to all those call receipt and dispatchers who deal with this on a day to day basis.