Latest Connected Firefighter Enhancement from MSA Safety Gives Fire Scenes a New View
FireGrid™ Map View Puts Firefighters on the Map and Helps Enhance Situational Awareness
FireGrid Map View is accessible through FireGrid Monitor, MSA's tablet-based on-scene monitoring application. Map View shows a firefighter's approximate location as a color-coded marker, using a LUNAR device's GPS capabilities and coordinates.
In addition to seeing an individual firefighter's estimated location, a tap of a marker in Map View allows an incident commander to see additional firefighter information, including team assignment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air pressure, and alarm status. If LTE cellular connection or GPS connection is lost, Map View will display the last known location of the firefighter. Incident commanders are also able to see the same information for a team of firefighters, allowing for better visualization of where team members are located and to help support the rapid decision making that occurs on scene. The three selectable views in Map View are street view, satellite and terrain.
Map View is the latest enhancement to the MSA Connected Firefighter Platform, an ecosystem of products centered around the MSA G1 SCBA that includes LUNAR, FireGrid software, HUB, and ALTAIR® portable gas detectors. Together, the platform helps to keep firefighters safe, connected, and accounted for on the fireground.
Map View is now available as an update to the FireGrid Monitor application through the iOS and Google Play App stores. Compatible LUNAR devices will require a firmware update and to be registered to a FireGrid account. For more information on FireGrid Map View and the Connected Firefighter Platform, click here.
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