Danish invention will save lives in the event of hotel fires


A new type of detected based on infrared technology can, in the event of hotel fires, let the emergency services know which rooms contain unconscious people.

Has the hotel been completely evacuated, or are there still people in some of the rooms?
That is one of the questions faced by the emergency services when they attend a hotel fire. Often, there will be people who have not left their room because they either have not heard the alarm, they are unconscious or they are panic-stricken.

Therefore, a new Danish invention will help the emergency services by providing information about the rooms in which there still are people. It's hardly likely to eliminate the need for a complete search of the hotel but it will enable the emergency services to target their efforts – and ultimately save lives in the event of major fires in, for example, hotels, institutions or ferries.

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17.12.2015



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