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Emergency Response Registration Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200106D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a life saving solution is to give firefighters the information needed to plan a strategic search of a house, such as a floor plan, the normal number of occupants of the house, important attributes about the occupants (age, disability, confinement to crib/bed), where their bedrooms are located, and which occupants would normally be in which room, while the fire fighters are in-transit to an emergency, such as a fire.

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If a fire breaks out during the middle of the night, babies confined to cribs, small children, or people with disabilities may be stuck in their bedrooms, and firefighters could waste valuable time searching for them in an unfamiliar house layout. The problem is that fire fighters have no way of knowing, with any precision, where in a burning building the people at risk can be expected to be found.

    A life saving solution is to give firefighters the information needed to plan a strategic search of the house, such as a floor plan of the house, the normal number of occupants of the house, important attributes about the occupants (age, disability, confinement to crib/bed), where their bedrooms are located, and which occupants would normally be in which room, while the fire fighters are in-transit to the fire.

    Home owners/subscribers to the service would use a web UI service to sign up, enter in, and update their information. Firefighters would be able to install an emergency response application on which they could pull up the household information from a secure database on their mobile handheld device on the way to the fire. Email/phone reminders could be sent out periodically, reminding subscribers to the service to update any changes in location, disabilities, confinement to cribs, and so on.

    GPS devices and heat detectors in this invention are also used as optional enhancements to the service in order to automatically track locations of cribs/beds and chart the...