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Innovative Technology Shaping Global Fire Services

Emergency Services Journal takes a look at some of the most advanced tech gear available to firefighters on the market. Firefighting techniques break down into a few categories: Preemptive, suppressive,…

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Scientists Have Accidentally Created An Enzyme That Eats Plastic

Just two years ago, researchers stumbled across a mutant plastic-eating bacteria that had evolved in a Japanese trash dump. Now, scientists have harnessed the potential of this bacteria’s superpowers by…

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Artificial intelligence is helping emergency services spot cardiac arrest calls in Denmark

Artificial intelligence is being used on emergency service calls in Denmark to help spot signs of cardiac arrest. A virtual assistant called Corti is being used by some emergency service…

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Irish Startup Company Claims European Comission Prize At European Satellite Navigation Competition 2017

Donegal based startup, DroneSAR Ltd has won the European Commission prize announced on Tuesday night (November 7th, 2017) in Tallinn, Estonia at the awards ceremony for the 14th European Satellite…

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AML Technology Will Allow Emergency Services Pinpoint Exact Location Of Caller

Google has developed a new technology for Android which pinpoints a caller’s exact location. Advanced Mobile Location (AML), a mobile phone precise location service, was created to assist the Emergency…

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New and innovative emergency response programs

The emergency services always try to keep up with the newest inventions and innovations and use them to their and our advantage, since new innovations mean they’ll be able to…

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How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones

Dublin Fire Brigade now has a growing air support unit, consisting of a fleet of drones and several pilots, which could help save your life someday. Fire Brigade crews are now…

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Lifeguards at Co Clare beach to use drones

An Irish software start-up has joined forces with Clare County Council to aid lifeguard operations by using drones for automated beach patrols; this is the first time drone technology has…

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Life saving ‘Interactive Medical Drones’ no longer Science Fiction

The concept arose following a tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 2013 ripped roofs off houses, twisted steel girders and obliterated buildings. In the aftermath of the twister, Dr. Italo…

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Mobile phones to text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks whereby the exact location and GPS coordinates of those that call 999 or 112 from their Android phone will…

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New Mask Puts Thermal Imaging Right in a Firefighter’s Field of View

What’s the most dangerous thing in a fire? You would be forgiven for thinking it’s the flames or the extreme temperatures. While those are dangerous too, a firefighter’s (and everyone…

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Fire Fighting Robot developed to aid Fire Fighters

A US company has designed a robot tank that can be used to tackle fires that are too dangerous for firefighters. The device, called Thermite 3.0, is made from aircraft…

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Irish scientists develop system to aid emergency services’ response to disasters

Computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new social media monitoring system to help emergency services respond to disasters. The Slándáil Emergency Management System — Security System for…

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Land Rover introduces SUV with in-built drone to help in emergencies

Land Rover Discovery Project Hero was introduced to the world for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, last week. The vehicle has been specially designed in collaboration…

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Pionnering ‘Air Mast’ technology for rural mobile coverage & disaster recovery

British mobile carrier EE has unveiled plans to use a fleet of drones and miniature blimps to supply mobile phone coverage across rural areas of the UK. The company believes…

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MediMee: The online emergency platform that could save your life

Dublin Tech Summit took place this week with talks and panel discussions from more than 200 domestic and international figures from the technology industry. Over the two days, 100 innovative…

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Our pick of the most practical apps on the market

Apps are no longer a young person game. A lot of companies have started to do apps to make people’s lives much easier but with so many on offer it…

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UK Police Forces May Use Drones to Search for Missing People

Police forces in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset have revealed they are testing the use of drones for use in searches of missing people and photography of crime scenes. Police in…

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Dublin to London becomes second busiest international air route

Last year saw 3.6 millions air passengers travelling between Dublin and London, making this the second busiest international air route after Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei. According to the International…

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Luas Safety Campaign Launched

The number of accidents between motorists and Luas trams has reached 13 this year and there are growing fears that this number will increase. In a bid to raise awareness…

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