Researchers and students from many disciplines band together to carry out operations with members of the fire brigade. These involve rescue robots, reconnaissance drones, flood forecasting systems 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 FF Wies and students of the FF TU Graz are jointly developing a digital radiation protection map. This map can be used to determine and visually display the radiation exposure at the scene of an incident.
Phillipp Rothmaier, a student project worker at the Vehicle Safety Institute at TU Graz, is currently conducting a feasibility study on extinguishing devices that can be used to efficiently cool high-voltage batteries in e-vehicles in order to prevent e-car fires.
Together with the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, the FF TU Graz helps the individual area commanders to expand their drone infrastructure and train personnel in the handling and use of drones.
In cooperation with the Provincial Fire Brigade Association (in German: Landesfeuerwehrverband), the Faculty of Architecture at TU Graz is running a student competition to plan a new chapel for the Provincial Fire Brigade Command Centre in Lebring.
Simply contact us at info.ffnoSpam@tugraz.at. We welcome all new volunteers!