Emergency Evacuations (02:15)
DoublExit's device assists escapes from high-rise buildings. Creators hope the bidirectional system will become mainstream and save many lives.
Automatic Crash Notification System (02:37)
The car system can be a lifesaving tool for emergency services. GPS and sensors provide vital information that can help emergency personnel arrange suitable care for accident victims.
Evacuation Software (02:48)
The software tests procedures for ships, planes, and buildings before construction begins; it also determines placement and number of evacuation points. Countries near Sumatra and Samoa test and rehearse warning reaction systems.
Emergency Protection (02:14)
A London exhibition showcases services that provide protection. These include biological protection and emergency relief.
Explosives Mitigation (02:51)
Blast control systems help minimize damage and loss of life when emergency crews encounter explosive devices; they can be adapted with personalized barriers. A new device uses honeybee senses as a warning system for danger.
Disaster Training (03:39)
China has a history of catastrophic earthquakes. The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group organizes training and response drills. Standardized procedures help eliminate language barriers.
Disaster Monitoring Constellation (02:09)
Representatives from 12 countries provide satellite imagery for damage assessment; satellites take images in multi-spectral bands in three colors. The Earth Mapper records land mass images every five days.
Adaptive Techniques (03:32)
Emergency service personnel must adapt practices to suit their environment. A mini firetruck helps firefighters in Ho Chi Minh City tend to over 400 fires a year. Emergency personnel continue to improve skills and operations.
Credits: Emergency Services (00:27)
Credits: Emergency Services
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