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How does technology help with your career?

At school they tell us that technology is taking over in every field. How does it help you as a firefighter #firefighting

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Niket’s Answer

As someone who works in wireless retail sales we were afraid that technology will take over over jobs, but over time we have noticed that we are able to help serve customers better because of technology. For example our customers are able to order online and pick up in store and we are able to send a email about unfinished purchaes to the customers so they can buy it online. This has helped us serve our customers better and increased sales.

We are also able to help loved ones find each other and stay connected during natural desasters.

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Jacqueline’s Answer

Hey Cody! So great question. Technology is a great tool to use in firefighting. Currently firefighters use Sensor Assisted Fire Fighting, which allows the first responder to input data into a computer where it analyzed the data and predicts how a fire will spread. This is a HUGE asset to a firefighter, because it can potential save lives.


https://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-7/issue-3/technology-and-communications/future-firefighting-technology.html

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Frank’s Answer

Hi Cody, sorry it took so long to answer your question, I guess that's just the way it happens sometimes. Think of technology as assisting you in doing a firefighting job, not taking over. Firefighters are using technology more and more these days. For instance, there are heat measuring devices (such as shown here: https://www.grainger.com/category/infrared-thermometers/temperature-and-humidity-measuring/test-instruments/ecatalog/N-beo), which will tell a firefighter if there's a raging fire on the other side of a door or if it's safe to open it to go in. And drones will prove useful to help firefighters see into burning buildings in order to look for trapped people, areas that can be accessed, or "hotspots" where water should be directed quickly. And, of course, smoke detectors are a familiar technology, which a firefighter will check are present and operating properly at schools, businesses, and other public buildings. These are just a few examples; there will be many more in the years to come!

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