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Finding a Downed Firefighter: The Options
This paper was presented by Wayne Haase at the 2005 Fire Department Instructors' Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN. It was presented in conjunction with the Institute of Fire Engineers and John Jay College, during the "Command, Control, and Communications: Assessing the New Technology" Conference. The paper was presented along with a Powerpoint presentation.

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- Finding a Downed Firefighter: The Options Presentation Notes (pdf)
- Powerpoint Presentation (ppt)

The following is an excerpt from the FDIC website. It can be found here.

Thursday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m

Finding a Downed Firefighter: The Options
Wayne C. Haase, Ph.D., Summit Safety, Inc.
When a Mayday is issued, critical time is often lost just trying to find the downed firefighter. This class will focus on the technologies and search methods that can be used to find the firefighter in the least amount of time. A comparison of visible, infrared, radio/GPS, acoustic, and ultrasonic technologies will be presented, with particular emphasis on search and rescue operations.
Room 103-104†

Updated 05/14/05
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