St. Louis Firefighters using tablet computers to outsmart flames


ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Firefighters are going high tech. They’re hoping a new tool will improve their response times and help save lives.

The Saint Louis Fire Department is using a million-dollar federal grant to buy Command Scope Technology. The software gives firefighters quick access to floor plans, fire hydrant locations and other critical information. It also gives them a list of disabled people in a building.

The software will be installed in tablets. St. Louis officials are now uploading site plans for high-occupancy buildings such as Busch Stadium and the US Bank building.

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