Posts tagged with ‘firefighters

Firefighters developing Google Glass apps for search and rescue

If you thought that Google Glass would be all about pretentious hipsters live-blogging their brunches, not so. Firefighter Patrick Jackson has been working to develop Google Glass apps that would give firefighters a HUD to see floor plans, estimated number of people inside, external conditions and any other relevant data that could make their jobs easier and more awesome and save lives. And it’s not just firefighters— think how something like this could greatly benefit surgeons, police officers, nurses, and other professions where the speed at which you get your information can save lives.

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A firefighter’s helmet cam view from inside a burning house

Filmed a Fire Cam Mini HD, this video shows a firefighter going into a home completely ablaze. This shit is fucking awesome. Firefighters, you some badass mofos.

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IHC After Dark: Mickey, the Firefighting Cat

There’s nothing Mickey loves more than putting out fires. And giving you the stinkeye.

First ever footage of the New York Fire Brigade, from 1893

Wow golly gee look at those brave men in horse drawn carriage go! Progress is on the march ladies and gentlemen! 

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This is what it looks like when you rush into a burning building

Using a helmet mounted HD video camera, Tom Putnam created this short film of Detroit firefighters going into a blaze. That looks cool and scary as hell is what that looks like.

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Car explodes right in a firefighter’s face and he just shrugs it off

The LAFD was called to the scene of a burning fire, and like a fucking pro, one firefighter who is dousing the flames close up gets a face full of explosion and barely even flinches. That’s why he gets paid the big bucks.

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Really cute shit of the day: A firefighter give oxygen to a kitten
After a housefire, a firefighter gives oxygen to a rescued kitten. This shit is so cute I think I just grew ovaries that exploded into rainbows and glitter.
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Really cute shit of the day: A firefighter give oxygen to a kitten

After a housefire, a firefighter gives oxygen to a rescued kitten. This shit is so cute I think I just grew ovaries that exploded into rainbows and glitter.

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In the future, firefighters might put out fire with… electricity?

Putting out fire by dousing it with lots of water has been around since the good old caveman days. But this is the 21st century… we should invent something cooler and more futuristic to put out a blaze. Like… lightning? Does that even make any sense?

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