In structural firefighting and rescue operations, firefighters need to locate individuals to evacuate from the fire zone while protecting themselves from fire-related dangers. Currently, there is no mechanism to use data from user devices within a fire zone that include sensors that can provide fire-related information to support rescue operations. This disclosure describes techniques that enable the use of sensor data from user devices present at or near a fire scene for rescue operations. With appropriate user permissions, data from relevant sensors in user devices present at or near an active fire can be made available for rescue operations. The sensor data can help firefighters estimate the status of the fire and locate individuals present in the fire zone that may need to be rescued. Such data can include, e.g., temperature/ pressure distribution, visibility, location and/or motion of victims, alarm sounds, etc.
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Huang, Michael Xuelin and Coryell, Cutter, "Aggregating Sensor Data from User Devices at a Fire Scene to Support Rescue Operations", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 18, 2023)