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5 High-Tech Firefighting Tools Headed for the Front Lines

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From heat-sensing UAVs to fire-predicting software, here are five bleeding-edge technologies coming soon to a fire department near you.
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brian reagan's comment, April 2, 2014 9:34 AM
"The infrared thermal imager on the firewatcher can detect fire even through thick smoke. It can then take images of the fire and send those pictures out to fire departments in the area. It can also guide water haulers to the fire by using precise GPS coordinates.
brian reagan's comment, April 2, 2014 9:38 AM
Prometheus is a software program made by the CIFFC. It takes all factors into consideration and can predict where and when a fire is going to start. The system can also send out hourly updates about the weather conditions.
brian reagan's comment, April 2, 2014 9:42 AM
The Controlled Impact Rescue Tool is a new piece of technology for firefighters. It works by shooting blank ammo cartridges into a wall forcing the wall to crumble. The system ways about 100 pounds and can be handled by a team of two. There is no set price yet for this tool.
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Technology @ Firefighter Nation News, Training & Features

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brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 7:50 PM
Firefighters no longer have to worry about catching the details of a call. All they have to now is just check their phones. An app has been created recently that can display real-time data from local dispatch. The app has taken hours of programing in order to contain all this information.
brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 7:58 PM
Large training facilities are common for organizations that train a large number of trainees. These training sites are built to have the trainees go through every emergency situation a first responder will go through during their career. The planning and construction can often take a decently long time to complete though.
brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 8:01 PM
The most popular fire technology is gas-based fires. They are an ideal training tool for any industry. Propane fires give off real heat and smoke during training. This gives trainees an experience that is similar to real-life conditions.
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The Pre-Med Guide to Becoming an EMT

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An exciting look into the world of EMS.
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brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:16 PM
To become an EMT, you have to take a course that requires you to pass a written and practical exam. These courses are offered at most colleges. They usually occupy a lot of your time but there is not a lot of homework or studying needed. Courses can also be taken during the summer.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:21 PM
Being an EMT is great but it does have its downfalls. Mainly, you have a much greater chance of getting injured or sick. Also, some of the calls you respond to may be violent and/or dangerous. Being an EMT can be very time consuming too. It is a demanding job that you have to live your life around.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:28 PM
An EMT is a great job that comes with a lot of benefits. For example, you are totally in charge of what you're doing. You also have a chance to learn even more about your field of work. This job is also very rewarding. You are constantly helping others and your community.
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Become a Firefighter EMT: Step-by-Step Career Guide

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People who searched for Become a Firefighter EMT: Step-by-Step Career Guide found the links, articles, and information on this page helpful.
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brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:49 PM
It is required to be a qualified EMT in some fire departments. To become a firefighter/EMT, you usually need a diploma or an associate's degree in a related course. Newcomers to the job have to go through beginning training and will receive training throughout their work experience.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:52 PM
You have to pass multiple physical tests along with having a solid education. A state license is also required to become an EMT. This job can get very physical. You will have to carry heavy items such as equipment and victims.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:56 PM
Trainees have to go through training put together by the state or local fire departments. This training includes all the information you need to know when responding to a call. You will also learn how to use all your equipment. Trainees that excel in training have a chance to be entered in an even more extensive training for the job.
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New Firefighting Technologies: Drones, Super Shelters

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From better fire shelters to unmanned drones, future innovations could help keep future firefighters safe.
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brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 7:41 PM
Most of the equipment smokejumpers parachute in separately. This can be an extremely dangerous job. Planes have to fly at a very low altitude in order for the cargo to not be affected by the wind when it is dropped.
brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 7:45 PM
Unmanned vehicles could be useful for fighting fires at night which is one of the most effective times to fight a fire. This is when the winds are down and you can contain the flames.
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Firefighter Technologies Articles - Fire Engineering

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Firefighter Technologies news and technical articles from Fire Engineering. Search Firefighter Technologies latest and archived news and articles
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brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 8:12 PM
The HeroPipe System is a water delivery system that allows firefighters to deliver an excessive amount of water to any floor of a high-rise from the floor below. This system is the first reliable solution for fires that cannot be reached from a ladder truck or a nearby building. Allowing firefighters to attack fires from the floor below poses a lot less of a risk to them than attacking the flames head on.
brian reagan's comment, April 3, 2014 8:18 PM
The U.S. Navy has recently tested an anthropomorphic firefighting robot this summer. The robot is designed to fight fires on ships and provide situation awareness. It is also used to interact with human firefighters. This means they can interpret and understand human actions.
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Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

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Looking into becoming an EMT/Paramedic? FireLink's compiled a list of 5 basic things you need to know before you decide. Don't forget to take a look at our "Education":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources resources for more information on what you need to get started. [widget:news__schoolfinderintro2] [widget: 738] h4. Here's a few quick facts to start with: • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers. • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, requirements vary by state. 5 Things You Need to Know... 1. Nature of the Work 2. Training 3. Employment 4. Job Outlook ...
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brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:39 PM
As an EMT, you will be dealing with different kinds of equipment such as backboards and AED's. Paramedics usually work in teams. Teamwork is needed in many situations. A big one would be transporting a patient.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 6:43 PM
There are multiple positions you can be assigned to as an EMT. For example you could be a supervisor, operations manager, or administrative director. You could also be a dispatcher or physician assistant. Some even get into marketing and selling medical equipment.
brian reagan's comment, March 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Thousands of paramedics are hired every year. A majority of them work in metropolitan areas. EMT's in smaller cities or towns are usually volunteer and do not see nearly as much action. They are also not paid compared to full time firefighter/EMT's.