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HoverGames Challenge 1: Fight Fire with Flyers

May 30, 2019

Whether man-made or natural, fires are difficult to predict and control. Fires cause billions in damage, destroy entire…
New design improves firefighting robots, increases maneuverability

February 7, 2019

Purdue University researchers developed a new design technology to improve firefighting robots and equip them with an automatic…
This is Not a Game: NIST Virtual Reality Aims to Win for Public Safety

May 4, 2018

Virtual reality produces entertaining video games. But it’s also a serious training and testing tool. Pilots test their…
Clear Talk for First Responders

October 26, 2017

For first responders, such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians, a successful outcome to a mission—and…
New Technology Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety

December 20, 2016

In 1999, six career firefighters lost their lives responding to a five-alarm fire. They were part of a…
Fire-spotting camera system installed on Great Basin mountain peaks

July 23, 2015

Four remote mountain peaks in central and northeastern Nevada are home to a new real-time camera fire-detection system…
Vigek Smoke Alarm: Get Alerts and Real-Time View From Anywhere

July 22, 2015

One of the simplest and most effective ways to safeguard yourself and your family from a fire is…
Battling Wildfires from Space: NASA Adds to Firefighters’ Toolkit

July 17, 2015

U.S. firefighters battling wildfires this year will get a clearer view of these threats with new NASA-funded satellite-based…
Research Roadmap Traces the Path to ‘Smart’ Fire Fighting

June 19, 2015

When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the nation’s firefighters usually start with a…
NASA Technology May Help Protect Wildland Firefighters

June 17, 2015

NASA research into flexible, high-temperature space materials may some day improve personal fire shelter systems and help wildland…
Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

April 9, 2015

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety…
Making Sailors ‘SAFFiR’ – U.S. Navy Unveils Firefighting Robot Prototype

February 5, 2015

Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing…
NIST Tests: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures

December 10, 2014

New test results* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by…
Not just cool – it’s a gas

September 15, 2014

In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is…
New York City Tracks Firefighters to Scene with Radio Tags, Automated Display

August 27, 2014

On 15 of its vehicles, Fire Department New York (FDNY) now can automatically see which firefighters are nearby…
From Close Air Support to Fire Suppression

June 10, 2014

In the heat of battle, lives can depend on being able to coordinate troop positions safely while directing…
The NY Fire Department Says ‘Thanks’ to NIST Engineers for Novel Robotics Solutions

May 14, 2014

Most New Yorkers may not realize it, but their first responders are better equipped for search and hazmat…
NIST Fire Experiments Will Test New Firefighting Tactics

May 14, 2014

Fire researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will return to Spartanburg, S.C., on May 15-21, 2014,…
New Online Course Based on NIST Research Highlights Insights on Modern Firefighting

April 23, 2014

A new, free, online course offered by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) highlights the tactical application…
Volunteer Firefighter Readies To Face Space Station’s Biggest Nemesis

February 5, 2014

Facing a fire in space? It’s among the most catastrophic situations possible, according to NASA, so the agency spends…
New NIST Test for Firefighter Breathing Equipment Goes into Effect Sept. 1

June 26, 2013

As of Sept. 1, 2013, standard firefighter breathing equipment cannot be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…
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