Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.


This IQP dealt with technology used to locate trapped firefighters in emergency situations, more specifically PASS devices, G.E.M. System, thermal imaging cameras, lifelines, Bernard easy exit systems, and ratios. By conducting surveys of users of these devices, this study investigated if there is a need for improvement with devices or if new technology needs to be developed. Through evaluating these different devices, it has been proven that there is a need for future development in this field.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering