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Field Tests Demonstrate Precision of Groundbreaking Firefighter Tracking Technology

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Field Tests Demonstrate Precision of Groundbreaking Firefighter Tracking Technology

Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license). Original article: The Department of Homeland Security – January 8, 2021.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 80 to 100 firefighters are lost in the line of duty each year according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. More than 50,000 are injured according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Countless others risk their lives every day to serve and protect our communities.

Because of these alarming statistics, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) joined forces with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) to develop critical technology that will allow first responders to more accurately locate their team members in burning buildings.

Last month, S&T and NASA JPL successfully tested the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER) technology […]

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