WHY the firefighter, the Singapore Civil Defence Force deployed

WHY FIREFIGHTERS
SHOULD BE

COMPLETELY
REPLACED BY ROBOTICS

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INTRODUCTION

 

Background

As stated
by the National Fire Protection Association injuries report, in 2016, an estimated
of 62,085 firefighters in the U.S. alone were injured in the line of their obligation
with 19 deaths 1. In a way to reduce the deaths, injuries, and exposures
cause to the firefighters because of their routinely exposed to hazardous conditions
to save lives, property, and environment, the U.S. Navy unveiled the robotic
firefighters which will support the firefighters in tasks such as looking for
trapped persons, scrutinizing fire conditions, suppression and controlling fire
spread 2. As an example of a best practice to eliminate harms to the
firefighter, the Singapore Civil Defence Force deployed robot firefighters to
support firefighters to extinguish the blaze that occurred at a Tuas waste
chemical facility 3.

 

 

Purpose

The
purpose of this research proposal is to investigate the success of replacing
firefighters to robotics and identify the scalability of robot firefighter’s
technology. It also discusses and compares different type of robotics used in current
firefighting.

 

 

METHODOLOGY

The following methods will be used to accomplish the proposed tasks.

·       Collect and evaluate data on efficiency
between the firefighters and robotic firefighters from secondary research

·       Analyse data and engineers research
studies from secondary research

·       Gather secondary research on various types
of robotic firefighters deployed by different fire departments

PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS

The findings including the following data will present to the team on 13
February 2018.

·       Research data on efficiency between the
firefighters and robotic firefighters from secondary research

·       Features of robotic firefighters
scalability

·       Research data on various types of robotic
firefighters deployed by different fire departments

·       Hurdles in deploying robotic firefighters
in some of the fire scenes

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

1 J.G. Haynes and J.L. Molis, “U.S. Firefighter Injuries 2016,” NFPA Research Analyst and               

     
Division.
Online. Available: https://www.nfpa.org 
Accessed: 20 January 2018.

2 P. Shadbolt, “U.S. Navy unveils robotic firefighter,” Cable News Network. Online.   

      Available: http://edition.cnn.com
Accessed: 20 January 2018.

3 Y. Andre, “SCDF’s robot firefighter deployed in Tuas fire,”AsiaOne. Online. Available:     

     http://www.asiaone.com Accessed: 20 January 2018.