What is Connected Firefighter?
Firefighters want to be connected – to each other and to their officers on- and off-site. Connected Firefighter is a platform of products that keep the team connected on- and off-scene as well as on and off air. Together, the products create visibility, increase efficiency, promote situational awareness, enable accountability for everyone on-scene, all while creating a networking of safety.
LUNAR is a wireless, handheld search and rescue device that includes firefighter-to-firefighter ranging, edge detection enhanced thermal imaging, and cloud connectivity to FireGrid. This device offers accountability and connectivity for SCBA users that are not equipped with telemetry. It can also be utilized independently of an SCBA - providing accountability to all firefighters on-scene.
As part of the MSA Connected Firefighter Platform, LUNAR provides:
Personal Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging on every firefighter increases visibility and improves situational awareness. Edge detection enhanced thermal imaging highlights areas of interested including means of egress over a white-hot thermal overlay.
Once a LUNAR goes into alarms, whether it is motion, manual, or hardware, every LUNAR in the network is notified. Firefighter-to-firefighter ranging combines direction and distance info with thermal imaging to find separated teammates and decrease response time. During the search, Local Incident Command and the Remote Monitor are delivered real-time information.
A direct cloud connection enables an always-connected experience for individual on-scene and remote. LUNAR's integrated LTE-M allows for connection to FireGrid - an easily accessible cloud-based software.
With embedded Bluetooth technology, LUNAR pairs with the G1 SCBA to offer a seamless stream of information. View estimated air pressure, time remaining, and battery life from the LUNAR screen.
TECHNOLOGY & SAFETY IN THE FIRE SERVICE: THE IMPACT OF INNOVATION ON MODERN FIREFIGHTING
Firefighting has become more challenging than ever before. Being safely equipped – and with the latest technological advancements – can make all the difference in the world.
On September 17, firefighters and industry experts came together through a virtual panel to understand what role technology currently plays in the fire service, what gaps exist, and how manufacturers can continuously improve the choices available to firefighters. The panelists included Kirk McKinzie, Josh Burchick, Bobby Halton, and Jason Traynor from MSA.
If you were unable to attend the panel, it is now available on-demand for your viewing!Watch On-Demand
Learn more about Connected Firefighter on THE SCENE
How To Help Improve Firefighter Safety Through Connectivity
Firefighting is an inherently dangerous environment, and maintaining constant communication and awareness is a key element in firefighter safety. Firefighters want to be connected: to each other and to their officers on- and off-site. Read on to learn more about connectivity on the fireground.Read the blog
Safety and Fire Service Accountability Systems
A key element in firefighter safety is accountability. Read this blog post to learn more about accountability, what it means to firefighters, and how LUNAR from MSA can help.Read the blog
How Personal Thermal Imaging Can Help Improve Safety in the Fire Service
A key element that helps to contribute to firefighter safety and is tied to aspects of connectivity and accountability is Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) technology. Check out this blog post to learn more about thermal imaging and the additional features that enhance that technology.Read the blog
The Connected Firefighter Platform also includes:
Technology-based SCBA -- the keystone of the Connected Firefighter PlatformLearn more about the G1 SCBA »
The MSA Hub is the wireless gateway to the cloud and enables wireless on-scene data for local and remote incident command
Allows incident commanders to evaluate and manage multiple situations at one time from anywhere
Fighting a fire will never be the same
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