EghtesadOnline: Tehran Fire Department has called on technology firms to devise smart solutions and products to help the department upgrade its rescue services and equipment.
Mehdi Davari, the head of the department, said Tehran is highly vulnerable to unexpected events and critical situations, especially fire incidents, Shanbepress reported.
"By applying smart solutions and using technological tools, the fire department can tackle the shortcomings and offer more efficient services to the public," Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.
“In view of the growing technologies, firefighting methods should be defined anew. We should minimize the damage caused by incidents using innovative strategies and new technologies."
Davari said the fire department is keen on applying the experiences of startups and using their smart ideas and achievements to improve its performance.
He explained that the department is planning to use software and hardware simulation of fire incidents, using virtual reality and augmented reality along with gamification of the critical situation in professional training courses held for firemen.
In a broader view, the department has decided to boost the effectiveness and efficiency of training using cutting-edge technology.
"We also welcome technological ideas on upgrading the fire-extinguishing equipment currently used by our firemen," Davari said.
Heat-resistant clothes, helmets, gloves, stairwells, water pumps, fire-extinguishing chemicals and hoses are among the tools commonly used by firemen.