FDNY tests wireless technology
| 05.02.2007 | 08:20:43 | Views: 3002 | ID:
May 2 '07: Northrop Grumman Corp. and the Fire Department of New York participated in a wireless communications network exercise at 7 World Trade Center recently to test new information-sharing technologies, the Associated Press reported. During the exercise, officials tested their ability to send video surveillance to remote locations for situational awareness and real-time field evaluations.
According to the AP, more than 100 firefighters participated in the event. "The exercise included 20 mock injuries and a rescue from and elevator shaft. ... Officials tested sending surveillance video from the building's 50th floor to the network operations center from there to the fire department's operations center in Brooklyn, allowing them to monitor the scene remotely."Joseph Pfiefer, the chief of counterterrorism at the FDNY told the AP, "This is a good day for the fire department, for our technology department and for the community. (It) reassures the lower Manhattan community that we're there as we've always been." Related article: Click here>> and Click here>>.
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