A Screen for a Future Incident Commander Console

Radiometric triangulating and inertial navigation systems could allow firefighters to locate and rescue injured comrades in dense smoke. Personal inertial systems can generate three-dimensional positions that are then radioed back to a central command post with information about the firefighter’s health.

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This graphic shows how personal radiometric and inertial navigation devices could allow incident commanders to keep track of firefighters within a burning building.
Type: Illustration
Image Date: 2012
Credit: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Origin: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
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This graphic shows how personal radiometric and inertial navigation devices could allow incident commanders to keep track of firefighters within a burning building.