Firefighters in the Future Could Fight Fires with Flame-Bending Electricity

fire

Firefighters could someday snuff out flames by zapping them with pulses of electric current.

In some respects, firefighting technology has come a long way over the past several decades–we now have flame suppressing foams and powders for instance, as well as new ways of delivering them to the fire. But fundamentally, we’re still fighting fires the old fashioned way: point hose/bucket/ pressurized container and drench. But a team of Harvard researchers envisions a day when firefighters will snuff out flames not with a physical suppressant but with a blast of electric current.

 

Continue reading… “Firefighters in the Future Could Fight Fires with Flame-Bending Electricity”

Scientists Develop Vest To Keep Firefighters Cool

firefighter_wideweb__470x312,0

Scientists have developed a vest which they claim can help fire-fighters stay cool during an emergency, by reducing heat stress and fluid loss.  A team at James Cook University has designed the Cool Me Vest that can help fire fighters keep their cool, reduces heat stress significantly and cuts down recovery times even in extreme heat conditions.

Continue reading… “Scientists Develop Vest To Keep Firefighters Cool”