PolyU joins Fire Services Department to enhance the safety of firemen at indoor fire scenes
PolyU and the Fire Services Department (FSD) will put forward a study on the use of innovation and technology (I&T) to safeguard the safety of frontline fire personnel.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this month, PolyU and FSD will collaborate in studying the use of indoor positioning technology to track and locate fire personnel at fire scenes inside buildings and protect them against danger.
Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, said the University is pleased to participate in this meaningful study. “The collaboration to develop an indoor fire scene tracking system will combine PolyU’s advanced positioning and precision engineering technologies with FSD’s professional facilities and support,” Prof. Teng stated.
Prof. Teng also mentioned that PolyU will continue to harness its multi-disciplinary research strengths to support FSD’s work.
Mr Andy Yeung, Director of Fire Services, expressed that the FSD has proactively introduced and applied I&T in enhancing its firefighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services for better protection of the lives and property of citizens as well as the safety of frontline fire personnel.
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