UConn Goes For A High Tech Tool for Firefighters

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When firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire, they often confront a series of questions,”What’s inside? Where are the exits? Whats’ the floor plan?”

Emergency crews at the University of Connecticut now have a tool at their disposal which can clear up many of those questions.The Command -Scope All Hazard Pre-Incident Plan digitizes floor plans, hazardous material locations, utilities, evacuation plans and more and allows access to the information by computer on the scene.In a press release, Chief John Mancini of the University of Connecticut Fire Department said , “CommandScope will save us critical minutes that could save lives. The latest building data is instantly available on mobile devices in our vehicles so we can coordinate our efforts to quickly and efficiently take action.”

The database covers both the facilities in Storrs and the Health Center campus in Farmington. Data will be uploaded and made available to other public safety personnel on campus. The software is made by Real View, LLC who specializes in paperless, mobile technology solutions .




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