The day of the rescue dog is over
Saving lives and finding the missing used to be a task for people on the ground and the limited technology they had available--like the rescue dog. We're well past the need for four-legged assistance in recovering from disasters, though: We have technology to do that now.
From social media to inflatable radars, there are a lot of tech products and concepts that are being adapted for emergency response use. No need to put a barrel of brandy around that St. Bernard's neck--let him relax and this lifesaving tech will do the job instead.
SEE: Severe weather and emergency policy (Tech Pro Research)
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