The innovation involves firefighters “land marking” their route with breadcrumbs to effectively leave a trail to follow on the way out, similar to the approach taken in the fairytale story of "Hansel & Gretel".
These smart breadcrumbs can then be leveraged to form an ‘ad hoc mesh network’ to provide critical information to the Incident Commander located externally. The mesh network can be utilised in several ways.
Pathfinder speeds up deployment of multiple SCBA teams.
More accuratly locate casualties and people in distress, reducing rescue minutes.
Provide situational awareness to the Entry Control Officer at any given point in time.
The pucks form a guide to lead first responders to the exit of a hazardous environment.
Get instant feedback of the makeup of a hazardous environment.
The mesh network created by the pucks works in any environment with zero assumptions.
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