How to use smoke detector testers in a bushfire
Posted On August 6, 2021
Posted August 14, 2018 07:03:00 An up-close look at the technology that could save lives in the bushfire that has destroyed a number of towns in Western Australia.
More than 100 firefighters have been battling the blaze that began in a remote spot in northern Queensland on Friday, and a number have been forced to abandon their homes.
A team of six Smoke Detector Tester (PDT) devices, each about the size of a laptop computer, were placed inside a fire truck and sent to the ground as a precaution.
“We’re not there to save lives,” Fire Commissioner Mike Quirk said on Monday.
It’s about saving the lives of firefighters.
The fire was burning for around a month before it was brought under control, with fire crews fighting through the night to control the blaze.
Firefighters and first responders in the area were using fire extinguishers, and they were also using sniffer dogs to find smoke and carbon monoxide.
There are also a number emergency response devices that can be used to help control the fire.
We’ve got the fire in the rearview mirror, and we’re getting ready to move the truck, and there are a lot of smoke detectors out there, Commissioner Quirk told 7.30.
In the past, firefighters have used their own sniffer dog to help detect smoke in a fire.
But in this case, a number firefighters were working together to put a detector in the fire truck, which allowed them to make a more efficient use of their own equipment.
What’s a smoke detector?
A smoke detector is a device that detects the smoke coming from a burning item, such as a cigarette.
When a smoke alarm is sounding, the detector automatically turns on and sends out a signal that says “I am sending out a smoke alert”.
A device like this will detect smoke from burning items and then send out a “sneak warning” signal that tells the driver to slow down and slow down, allowing firefighters to get to the scene quickly.
But what happens when you’re in a burning area?
There’s a big difference between smoke and CO, which is a chemical known to cause respiratory problems.
CO can be a very potent chemical.
It can cause respiratory issues in those who inhale it, and it’s not always clear whether or not a person has a respiratory problem.
Smoke detectors can detect smoke by emitting a high-pitched, low-frequency sound that can trigger the breathing apparatus.
If smoke detectors are deployed in areas that are burning, they are less likely to trigger the emergency alert, because there are no nearby structures that can provide a safe environment for the detector to operate.
While the smoke detectors may sound great, they’re still a bit of a trial and error process.
So far, the Queensland Government has said that its fire service will be using the devices to try and locate the smoke and warn drivers of the potential danger.
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