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Tag Archive | "firefighting"

Firefighting Robot from the Naval Research Laboratory Just Doesn’t Seem to Have That Firefighter Finesse

Using two infrared cameras, a US Navy Research Laboratory prototype robot named ‘Octavia’ is able to localize the fire, allowing “her” to target the fire with a compressed air/water backpack. #1. Why does the narrator sound like he’s the sports announcer at a golf match? Is it so he doesn’t distract the robot? #2. What’s […]

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WTTW Edition of Scientific of Chicago: The Science of Fighting Fire

Online video edition of Scientific Chicago, WTTW presents a groundbreaking fire research project aimed at improving firefighting tactics and reducing fatalities and injuries. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in 1970 residents had about 17 minutes to evacuate a home safely after a fire was started. Today, that window of opportunity has […]

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Ask Paul B: Tennessee Fire-Fighters Watch Home Burn!!!

Dear Paul B, I am shocked and saddened to learn that firefighters stood by to watch a trailer home burn right down to the ground. Have these people lost their minds? I HAD such a warm fuzzy for firefighters after 9-11, and now I wonder what’s wrong with these Tennessee BUMS!! People could have been […]

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Marion County Coroner Releases Identities of 5 Killed from Thunderstorm-Related Collapse of Sugarland Concert Stage at Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis

High Definition (HD) video from Suglarland fan showing August 13, 2011, Sugarland Concert stage collapse at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Fatality List … According the Marion County Coroner’s office, the following victims lost their lives when high winds hit the Indiana State Fairgrounds ahead of an approaching severe thunderstorm: Alina Bigjohny, 23, […]

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Mass Casualty Response at Indiana State Fairgrounds, 4 Killed and 40 Injured As Storms, High Winds Collapse Stage

High Definition (HD) video from Suglarland fan showing August 13, 2011, Sugarland Concert stage collapse at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, IN, USA. At least four people were reported killed and 43 injured when a metal and canvas stage collapsed during a severe thunderstorm with 60-70 mph winds. The storm approached as a Sugarland concert […]

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VIDEO: Fire at House Under Construction Shows How Fast Fire Can Progress in Under 2 Minutes

VIDEO: House under construction totally destroyed with severe fire damage to homes (‘exposures’) on both sides of the house [GRAPHIC LANGUAGE]. Video shows smoke coming from a house under construction that is located between occupied homes on each side. Flames erupt within two minutes from the second floor. The fire proceeds to consume the entire […]

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