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This Firefighter is Writing Google Glass Apps to Help Save Lives

So far, he's built apps that route incoming emergency calls to Glass—providing details of where the incident is, along with maps, notes from the 911 call centre and the like—as well as a "find hydrant" app which, well, speaks for itself. There are others in the pipeline, too, which he's working on right now: one to provide building floor plans to firefighters so they understand where they're going before they set foot inside a property, and another to provide detailed schematics of vehicles so its easier to get people out of them after accidents. Read More >>

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Google Glass for Police Brings Us Closer to a RoboCop Reality

Ok Glass, you can hear the cop now. Take a picture of that license plate. Try: Ok Glass. Record a video of this five alarm fire. Or even: Ok Glass. Search: gunshot wound treatment. It doesn't take much imagination to realise that Google Glass could be a valuable tool for first responders. And now, the first app has popped up that could make it a reality. Read More >>

Firefighters Can Take Smart-Pills That Report Back Important Data About Their Guts

Firefighters run into flaming buildings for a living, It's not exactly what you might call a safe job. And while they can tell generally how they're doing by noting whether or not they are on fire at any given time, there's a lot more nuance to keeping track of other aspects of their health. That's where data delivery pills come in. Read More >>

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This Insane Helmet Cam Video Shows What It's Like to Be a Firefighter

If you ever want to re-live your childhood dream of being a firefighter, watch the video up above. The helmet cam footage comes from Scott Ziegler, a firefighter in Michigan, USA, and shows a year's worth of fires from 2012. It's freaking intense. Read More >>

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The Most Intense Firefighter Helmet Camera Videos

Helmet cameras have a tendency to capture inherently cool stuff. You're probably wearing the helmet for a reason, after all. But firefighter helmet cams are especially incredible because they aren't just some staged event, but a real situation with real people putting themselves in actual danger. Read More >>

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Intense Firefighter Footage Puts You Inside a Burning Building

There are things you instinctually don't do. Rushing into a burning building is one. Fortunately for the citizens of Detroit, firefighters have tossed those instincts aside and with the help of Contour HD helmet cams have created an incredible video that shows what it's like to battle a blaze. Read More >>


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