Researchers and students from many disciplines band together to carry out operations with members of the fire brigade. These involve rescue robots, reconnaissance drones and many other examples of scientific innovation. In this way, the Styrian fire brigades can integrate the latest research and scientific findings directly and easily into their operations. Working together, the members develop technologies and systems that can be used in crisis and disaster control.
The colleagues who are volunteering on the front line are doing impressive work. I’m pleased that Styria has made it possible to provide this unique access to the 21st century R&D going on throughout Europe by founding the "Uni - Fire Brigades" to support this work. What I especially appreciate is the camaraderie that builds over time and which you only experience at this level of intensity in emergency organizations.
The drill fire extinguishing device "Drill-X" from SYNEX TECH is being scientifically evaluated by the Graz University of Technology. After a successful real fire test at Erzberg, the effectiveness of the device is currently being tested in use by fire brigades.
Another research project is currently examining how the robustness of communication between emergency forces can be further increased. To this end, the synergies of amateur radio and firefighting are being explored.
Together with the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, the FF TU Graz is supporting the various commanders in expanding their drone infrastructure. Furthermore, complementary sensors from the institutes are to be tested for their suitability for use.
A new fire brigade chapel is being built at the Lebring Fire Brigade and Civil Defence School. The winning project resulted from a competition at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Graz.
Simply contact us at info.ffnoSpam@tugraz.at. We welcome all new volunteers!