Mumbai Fire Brigade to use 'Fire Robot' in emergency situations

The cost of a robot is said to be ₹1 crore and the Mumbai fire brigade will use the same under the pilot project for now


On several occasions, the Mumbai Fire Brigade has informed that the manpower for firefighters is less, given the frequent fire incidents across the city. Therefore, the fire brigade will attempt to work with robots to carry out fire operations. This robot has the efficiency to work for 2.30 hours straight and can release around 3,800 litres of water in just a few minutes. 

The 580-kg robot will be operated through remote control and will be useful for emergency situations. These machines will be able to enter narrow spaces to put the fire out and in situations where the risk factor for human firefighters is high. The robot can release water at 38 degrees in the upper direction while 30 degrees toward the bottom. 

The 53-inch long and 44-inch tall robot will notify about the developments while carrying out the fire operation. With the thermal and night vision, the machine will help to identify the live victims in low light. 

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These machines will be helpful in getting fire under control in narrow spaces, old buildings, basements and chemical factories. The cost of this robot is about ₹1 crore and the fire brigade will use the same under the pilot project for now. 

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