Fireman's Radio Button.
Firemant's Camera Button.
Fireman's Mask Button.
Fireman's Coat Button.
Fireman's Tank Button.
Fireman's Valve button.
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Firefighters’ Radios
NASA helped develop the first firefighter’s radio, essential to coordinating hose lines and victim rescue. The rugged, short-range, two-way radio operates with an electronic circuit originally developed for NASA weather balloon communications.
Invisible Flame Imaging
A hand-held imager to detect invisible hydrogen and alcohol flames was developed at NASA’s Stennis Space Center for its rocket-testing program, which uses liquid hydrogen.
Breathing System
A breathing system that originated with the Apollo program uses aluminum composite materials to make the equipment lighter and easier to put on and take off. The system saves time and weight and has reduced the number of smoke inhalation injuries.
Fire Attire
Lightweight, fire-resistant, heat-protective materials were originally developed for spacesuits that protected Apollo astronauts during their missions to the moon.
Safety Coating
A spray coating for NASA spacecraft now protects tanks and boat hulls from fire by reducing the spread of flames. The same material can be applied as a tape to wrap and insulate fuel lines from fire.
Protective Jacketing
A ceramic cloth, like that used on the tiles that make up the space shuttle’s outer skin, protects offshore oil platforms from fires that can cause the platforms to buckle. The jacketing system can withstand temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
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