A smartphone app for emergency responders
By Fire Fighting in Canada
Nov. 4, 2011 – Upon arriving at the scene of a vehicle accident, emergency responders can launch the Extraction Zones Pro app and select the make and model of the damaged vehicles from an extensive databank in the pop-up list. The side and top view of the vehicles will display all areas of concern that are crucial to a safe and efficient extrication of trapped victims. Areas featured in these two views include ultra high-strength structural reinforcements, high-voltage hybrid batteries and high-voltage cables, airbags and airbag canisters, seatbelt pretensioners, fuel tanks and 12-volt batteries.
The vehicle schematics allow the user to immediately see all dangerous areas of concern that they are attempting to avoid. The application also features accompanying notes, specific to the model, providing additional helpful information such as the amount of time the high voltage lines or the SRS system will continue to carry a power current after being disengaged.
This app is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (requires iOS 3.0 or later) or any Android powered smartphones or tablets. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org