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Hands-free technology helps Menlo firefighters find people 'twice as fast'

Original post made on Jun 9, 2021

Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings and find people twice as fast, according to the fire chief.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 10:06 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jun 9, 2021 at 12:16 pm

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This is a superb and bold decision by the Fire Board.

Innovation in public agencies is sadly a rare event and a culture of innovation in such agencies is hard to create and even harder to maintain.

When the Fire Board turned its back on innovation in 2020 by rejecting the opportunity to acquire an electric fire engine (one which the Fire District actually helped to develop!) I worried that the District's hard won culture of innovation was being abandoned.

This decision shows that our Fire District remains the most innovative in the Nation.


Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm

Jon Castor is a registered user.

Thank you Menlo Park Fire for pioneering this. Hope the tech proves to be robust and reliable in the field, and that other Fire Districts (including my own in Woodside) check it out.


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