FRC team 5584. Est. 2014

 

 

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This year we came up with a solution to locate firefighters and their assets in emergency situations. For the first couple of weeks we each came up with an idea and then put them all together to pick the one we thought was best.

We came up with about half a dozen different ideas and ended up choosing "Liam's Mobile Mobile Towers". This solution was to try to locate everybody in a large emergency situation.After sending our ideas to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and also to Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) we decided to develop the idea of our Mobile Mobile Towers (MMT).

Next we created a name for our system which is Firefighter and Asset Systematic Tracking or (FAST). This system uses a mobile unit built into the helmet and protective clothing of firefighters and is installed in vehicles and machinery. This battery-operated unit sends real time location data to the mobile phone network that is then sent to the fire control officer who can keep an idea of where all of the members of firefighting groups are, as well as directing them to areas to protect other people and properties.