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DHS S&T Creates Tool to Help Firefighters Safely Exit Buildings; Darmindra Arumugam Quoted

POINTER Receiver

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a new technology designed to track firefighters in scenarios where it is difficult to find exits of the burning building. DHS S&T said Tuesday it worked with firefighters in Worcester, Massachusetts, to design the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER).

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FirstNet Wins Army Task Order to Advance Public Safety Communications; Jill Singer, Kevin Comfort Quoted

Jill Singer

The U.S. Army has awarded FirstNet a task order to support firefighters, law enforcement and security personnel at 72 Army installations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the company reported on Tuesday. FirstNet will provide support and mission-focused tools to help the Army ensure reliable, secure communications capabilities during national emergencies.

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DHS Releases Thermal Monitor for Firefighters

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a body-worn device to monitor thermal conditions and alarm warfighters on potential hazards. Funded through the Small Business Innovation Research initiative, Burn Saver is a lightweight device designed to track the heat flux and temperature of fireground environments through the use of built-in sensors, DHS said Tuesday

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NASA Develops Tracking System for Firefighters Inside Buildings

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a tracking system that works to provide firefighters’ locations inside buildings. The agency said Tuesday the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders system works to address tracking problems which occur when firefighters enter buildings that block radio signals. “To this day, the …

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