Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2014
In a fast-moving fire, a moment's delay can lead to extensive property damage or even lives lost. To help prevent that, a team of Princeton University students is developing an easy-to-use database that will put information about buildings and fire conditions at fire chiefs' fingertips.
"Our goal is to bring better information to firefighters," said Charlie Jacobson, a Princeton rising sophomore and volunteer firefighter who is part of the team. "And we need to provide this information quickly and intuitively."
The team is developing FireStop as part of eLab
, a summer business accelerator run by Princeton's Keller Center at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students will present their entrepreneurial pursuits to investors and fellow entrepreneurs during the second annual eLab Demo Day from 2:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Friend Center Auditorium.
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