Zephyr Technology validates PSM Responder with PG County
Throughout multiple days of training, fire instructors were impressed with the insight the PSM system provided relative to fitness and levels of exertion candidates experienced during the practicum.
Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions for First Responders, announced another validation of PSM Responder; this one with Prince George's County, Maryland Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. PG County tested PSM Responder at their training academy during evolution testing of "Flat-Pack" Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), as well as in the training of recruit firefighters participating in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Fire Ground Survival Class. Throughout multiple days of training, Fire Instructors were impressed with the insight the PSM system provided relative to fitness and levels of exertion candidates experienced during the practicum. Steven Small, VP Business Development at Zephyr Technology, explained that the physiological status sensors improve decision making and remote triage. "It's designed so Incident Commanders have insight into the vital signs of their personnel," said Small. If it looks like personnel are getting into trouble, medics and commanders will know ahead of time and take action.
Prince George's County Fire Captain Grady Valencis stated: "I believe the PSM is a valuable tool to monitor the effects our job-related tasks have on our workforce. Real-time monitoring of the vital signs of personnel involved in high-stress environments provides insight into hidden dangers and lurking ailments that threaten firefighter safety and survivability. PSM is an effective weapon for providing protection to our most valuable assets -- our personnel. Personal physiological status monitors can help ensure 'everyone goes home.”
The entire story written by Mark E. Brady can be found on the Prince George's County blog.
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