MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison firefighters are getting more help to stay safe while on the job.
Due to a federal grant, every frontline City of Madison firefighter now has an increased chance of survival. The department has purchased 75 new devices that will help to identify a firefighter who is missing and/or unable to safely leave a dangerous environment.
The device is called the Pak-Tracker Firefighter Locator. When integrated with an SCBA, the Pak-Tracker provides a unique signal for each individual firefighter, providing improved accountability at incidents. The device can be activated manually by the firefighters, or it will activate automatically if a firefighter stays motionless for more than 30 seconds.
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