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Technological Advances Take Firefighting to the Next Level

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Technological Advances Take Firefighting to the Next Level

Firefighting has long since evolved from the primitive days of pouring water onto fire to douse raging flames. Today, firefighters rely on advanced technologies to extinguish.

In recent years, civil engineers and firefighters have adopted new methods to put out fires and save lives. Firefighting techniques break down into a few categories: Preemptive, suppressive, and survival. Preemptive technologies work to prevent a fire before they begin. Suppressive technologies are techniques employed to douse flames which have already begun burning. Finally, in worst case situations, survival technologies work to save firefighters and civilians from the worst: the confrontation of flames, smoke, and debris.

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