Particulate and Toxic-Gas Sensors for Fire Fighter Health and Safety: A Preliminary Study

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), in close collaboration with NASA, will conduct a one-year, preliminary study in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Fire, Cleveland Airport System Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Department, and the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The purpose of this project is to obtain a sufficient amount of evidence to justify implementation of combined NASA-developed miniaturized sensor technologies (multi-parameter aerosol scattering sensor [MPASS] and micro-fabricated gas sensors) into portable, hand-held, and/or wearable equipment to be used in firefighting environments.

This one year research program will be supported by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program/FP&S Grant to CWRU. The Research Foundation will assist in forming a Project Technical Panel who will provide input to the project, comment on research results, and review the final report.

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