Wilson Uses Tech Ahead of the Curve

January 2007
Fire Chief;Jan2007, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the use of high technology by the Wilson Fire/Rescue Services' Fire Prevention Bureau of North Carolina. One proof of its being technologically updated is its project Fire Inspection Resource Exercise Simulation that offers fire departments a state-of-the-art mechanism for training fire inspectors. Another is its use of Geographic Information System technology for fire service use. Tracking firefighters inside a structure is likewise considered as its newest technology.


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