Firefighters

11.18.15
Air Force torch cuts through locks like a hot knife through butter
11.18.15

Air Force torch cuts through locks like a hot knife through butter

If US soldiers want inside, this superheated torch will get them past locked doors in less than a second.

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03.25.15
Washington, DC's 911 dispatch system beset by delays and malfunctions
03.25.15

Washington, DC's 911 dispatch system beset by delays and malfunctions

Washington, DC, has a new 911 dispatch system and it's not working. Late last year, tablets were i...

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02.27.13
Infrared holography lets rescuers see people through walls, fire, walls of fire (video)
02.27.13

Infrared holography lets rescuers see people through walls, fire, walls of fire (video)

Firefighters already use infrared cameras to find people in burning buildings, but the technology...

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02.11.13
iPad with Bible app saves the day at firefighters swearing-in ceremony
02.11.13

iPad with Bible app saves the day at firefighters swearing-in ceremony

In an interesting little twist to an otherwise standard swearing-in ceremony, an iPad with a Bi...

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01.21.13
Australian firefighters test data-transmitting pills to monitor biometrics during work
01.21.13

Australian firefighters test data-transmitting pills to monitor biometrics during work

A new swallowable pill has been trialled with 50 firefighters in Australia, aimed at monitoring bo...

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09.25.12
MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers
09.25.12

MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processin...

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04.21.11
Greenwich, Conn., Apple Store closed temporarily due to flooding
04.21.11

Greenwich, Conn., Apple Store closed temporarily due to flooding

A mishap at a Greenwich, Conn., Apple Store resulted in the activation of the sprinkler system an...

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03.30.11
Harvard physicist puts fires out with electrified wand, hopes to share on HarvardConnection
03.30.11

Harvard physicist puts fires out with electrified wand, hopes to share on HarvardConnection

Okay, so maybe Ludovico Cademartiri will be forced to share the good news on Facebook (or ConnectU,...

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