Speech to Text for Firefighters use body camera footage to better themselves
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THE CORINTH FIRE DEPARTMENT IS GIVING NEW INSIGHT INTO WHAT AN ACTIVE FIRE SCENE LOOKS LIKE. RELASESING BODY CAM FOOTAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WTVA’S ERIN WILSON BRINGS US DRAMTIC FOOTAGE OF A RAGING FIRE FROM THE FIRE FIGHTER’S POINT OF VIEW. (GLASS BREAKING) THAT WAS CAPTAIN CHRIS DUNCAN BREAKING THE WINDOWS OUT OF A HOME TO RESCUE A VICTIM TRAPPED IN A HOUSE FIRE ALL CAUGHT ON HIS BODY CAMERA. “We basically wear them so to give you a first hand look at what we do.” ALTHOUGH THIS MAY BE EXCITING FOR VIEWERS TO WATCH IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO HAVE FOR FUTURE FIRE FIGHTERS. “We mainly use them for training just so we can come back and see. Kind of critique what we do to help us do our job better.” ONE THING YOU CAN SEE ON THE VIDEO IS ONCE LUTIENENT MICHAEL TAYLOR MAKES IT IN THE HOME EVERYTHING GOES BLACK I ASKED HIM HOW THEY FIND VICTIMS. “Well they can’t see, we’re on our hands and knees searching and feeling and it’s just something that training makes you better at.” YOU CAN ALSO SEE ON THIS VIDEO THAT CAPTAIN DUNCAN ONLY HAS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME TO FEEL FOR THE TRAPPED VICTIM, PUSH HIM OUT OF THE WINDOW, AND DIVE OUT OF THE WINDOW BEFORE THE FLAMES MAKE IT TO WHERE HE IS. BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW WHERE THE VICTIM WAS BEFORE GOING INTO THE HOME. “We look for survival spaces. Just because there’s not a lot of fire showing doesn’t mean there’s not a place inside where somebody could possibly survive. So we look for places that aren’t on fire to go in where people could possibly be.” ALTHOUGH BODY CAMERAS ARE USED FOR MANY REASONS, THE CORINTH FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS ME THEY USE THE FOOTAGE TO TEACH EACH OTHER HOW TO BE EVEN BETTER AT SAVING LIVES. ERIN WILSON WTVA 9 NEWS. ACCORDING TO CAPTAIN CHRIS DUNCAN THE FIRE FIGHTER PERSONALLY BUY THEIR OWN BODY CAMERA TO ATTACH TO THEIR HELMETS WHEN FIGHTING FIRES.