S.A.M. is a fully automated fire pump. The system will control the entire pumping process. The operator simply asks for a pressure on a discharge and S.A.M. will deliver it. The operator can control S.A.M. from both a portable tablet and from a touch screen on the truck. S.A.M. is programmed to make the same decisions an operator would if they were standing at the pump panel. S.A.M. will alert the operator of any changes or conditions to the pumping system. The operator no longer needs to focus on pump pressure, feathering valves, and selecting water sources. The truck does it all. The operator can focus on the CREW!
S.A.M. is connected to the same electronic network that has always been onfiretrucks. S.A.M. talks to this network to make the same changes a real person would if they were standing at the pump panel. This means that fire apparatus manufactures get to install components that they are familiar with. The mechanical components on the truck will not change at all! S.A.M. is programmed to open and close valves, set the pressure for the pressure governor, select intakes for water supply, and alert the crew if there are any problems. S.A.M. monitors all aspects of the pump operation constantly so that you don’t have too. The operator has a tablet that they can carry with them around the scene so they are always in touch with S.A.M.
This next generation of fire apparatus will change the definition of a truck operator. It allows the operator to control and monitor the truck from anywhere on the scene. This will allow the operator to set the pressure and continue focusing on the crew and not how the truck is operating. Should any issues arise with the system or the water supply, S.A.M. will deal with it and notify the operator immediately. The operator and crew can work side by side. When it’s time to flow water, the operator can speak to the crew directly while standing next to each other and not have to speak over the radio. A simple press of a button and the truck will deliver the requested pressure.
- Operator can move freely about the scene performing manual tasks. This will provide a perceived increase in man-power.
- Operator can now focus on the crew and not the operation of the components of a fire pump.
- During road incidents, the operator can pump from a protected location at all times.
- Increased visibility for the operator at all types of incidents. The operator will no longer be stuck behind the pump panel with no view of the scene.
- Decreased radio traffic between the operator and crew as it pertains to water flow.
- Fewer mistakes from less experienced operators
- Operate accessories remotely using a single remote
- Steady pressures, less water hammer, and less pressure dumping when pumping multiple lines
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS
S.A.M. is connected to the same electronic network that has always been onfiretrucks. S.A.M. talks to this network to make the same changes a real person would if they were standing at the pump panel. This means that fire apparatus manufactures get to install components that they are familiar with. The mechanical components on the truck will not change at all!
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