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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

New Fire Engine Test Lights

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

The Coon Rapids Fire Department is testing new technology and a new light bar system on top of its newest fire truck, designed to improve safety. The entire technology system, named Core, was donated to the Coon Rapids Fire Department by W Reeves & Associates, a company interested in exploring how the high tech lights affect motorists.

Coon Rapids Fire is one of the first fire departments in the country to test out this technology; it has been used in law enforcement for a few years. The system uses satellite and GPS technology to automatically brighten, dim or synchronize the light system, depending on the emergency situation – all in an effort to improve safety for motorists and emergency personnel when at an accident scene. For example, if it is dark at an accident scene, the automatic technology will dim the light bar to lessen the intensity of the lights for oncoming motorists as they slow down/move over and give room for first responder vehicles at an accident scene. The lights can also become “synched” automatically with other emergency vehicles that have similar technology, which can create a synchronized emergency light response on scene between multiple police and fire vehicles. 

Whelen is the company making the technology for first responders. Both Whelen and W Reeves & Associates will study the effect of the new light system as it relates to the Coon Rapids Fire Department, in order to help other fire departments around the country.

Fire Truck Light Bar

High tech, safety enhancing emergency lights.

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