First Responder Research Monitor

June 2018: The First Responder Research Monitor is a digest of citations to recently published first responder articles from scholarly, professional and trade journals. To request an article that isn’t online, please send us an interlibrary loan request from your local library.

Newly published research studies

Studies on vital topics related to fire, life safety, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and emergency management.

All scholarly articles past 30 days

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Public safety drones summary + summary -
Read the full text PDF 466 KB | Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College
It's estimated that at least 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire and emergency services agencies in the U.S. have acquired drones. The number of public safety agencies with drones has increased by approximately 82 percent in the last year.
What is the future of fire? summary + summary -
Read the full text | Smithsonian.com
Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years.
New NIST roadmap charts path to reduced fire hazards from materials summary + summary -
Read the full text | National Institute of Standards and Technology
The NIST research roadmap provides guidelines for developing science-based approaches to solving fire problems for multiple materials, from lightweight automobile composites to cross-laminated timbers, and prioritizes the most critical fire hazards to which they can be applied, such as upholstered furniture.
Higher brigade summary + summary -
Read the full text | The Engineer
With wildfires on the increase worldwide, this article discusses the possibility of technology providing more aerial solutions for firefighters.

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