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West Bengal Fire dept procures 4 firefighting robots, awaits CM nod for use

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Kolkata |

Printed: August 7, 2020 5:19:54 am

A trial run of the robots being carried out. (The Press Reporter Picture)

The West Bengal Hearth and Emergency Providers on Thursday accomplished check on 4 newly procured robotic firefighting tools.

The check was performed at Brigade Parade Floor behind Elliot Park in presence of Hearth Minister Sujit Bose, DG Hearth Jag Mohan and different senior officers of the hearth directorate.

If all the things works out as deliberate, the robots might be pressed into service from this month itself.

“The testing has been accomplished. Now, as soon as the Chief Minister offers a nod we are going to begin utilizing these. The division will be capable to use the robots utilizing a monitor. The robotic can battle fireplace from a distance of 100 metres. They’ll spray water by means of pipes, which might be related with the water level,” Bose informed The Indian The Press Reporter.

These robots will assist the town battle any sort of emergency. They’re designed to battle fireplace, primarily within the areas the place it turns into tough for human firefighters to get by means of.

Based on Bose, the town is filled with crowded locations with slender lanes, that are extra susceptible to fireplace. These robots, that are geared up with cameras and focus mild together with a wi-fi management system, will be capable to douse fireplace from a distance of 100 metre.

“They’ve a four-hour battery back-up, which might be helpful in case of emergency,” stated an official. Firefighters typically face difficulties in controlling blaze, as emission of smoke makes it additional tough for them to enter the affected spots. Therefore, the federal government had determined to buy the hearth robots, added the official.

It will probably sprinkle water as much as a top of 80-100 toes. The robots additionally include put in cameras, which might simply detect fireplace factors.

“Throughout fireplace accidents, probabilities of explosion are excessive and even the temperature recorded could be very excessive. In such circumstances, individuals’s lives are additionally in danger. These robots are geared up with thermal imaging digital camera with which will probably be straightforward to estimate the within temperature,” DG Hearth Jag Mohan informed The Indian The Press Reporter. The robots can sprinkle water from all sides.

“Other than these robots now we have additionally added 100 bikes, which can have water tankers and can attain to locations the place large fireplace engines can’t enter,” stated Bose. Robotic firefighters might be used for the primary time in Bengal.

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