Chief to Building: 'You Talkin' to Me?'

Coleman, Ronny J.
September 2004
Fire Chief;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p28
Trade Publication
Ponders on the possibility of using wireless technology in buildings to communicate data about fires to firefighters. Basic fire characteristics required by firefighters before entering buildings; Data collection capabilities of built-in fire detection, alarm and suppression systems; Impact of such technology on firefighting safety and effectiveness.


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