Jul

08

2022

New high-tech cameras for search and rescue

Fire and Rescue New Zealand selects FL360 for USAR

The selection of the cameras followed a comprehensive process by a USAR and Fire and Emergency Procurement project team aimed at identifying the best equipment for our needs. 

The team looked both nationally and internationally at all options and then selected three cameras to trial in a variety of scenarios in Christchurch. 

Project team leader and USAR Technician, Chris Kennedy, said the camera that was chosen – the ‘First Look 360’ – was the clear winner. 

“The First Look 360 is an incredibly advanced camera for the type of incidents we now attend, from collapsed buildings to underwater work. It provides quicker, more accurate information transfer from the incident ground to those making decisions.

 “This is world leading technology, with a platform that allows us to update quickly as technology changes.” 

Craig Monrad, National USAR Operations Manager said the research, trials and selection process were a credit to Chris Kennedy, Wendy Thompson, Procurement Manager along with the selection panel representing the three USAR teams.

 “They made sure we got the right equipment that is fit for purpose and ensured a fiscally responsible purchase for the long term. This is another important step in our move to more advanced technology, improving our ability to better serve the community.” 

Aug

15

2022

5 Reasons to Consider FL360 over Older Traditional Search Cameras

FASTER SEARCH Upon entry into a void space the FL360 instantly captures a live 360-degree spherical view which can be controlled and explored by simply swiping a finger in any direction across a tablet screen. Two-way audio allows a simultaneous audio search, and the lightweight design makes it easier for a team of two operators […]

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Jun

17

2022

FIRSTLOOK Announces Donation to @fire International Disaster Response Germany

Richmond, BC, Canada – FIRSTLOOK, the rescue products division of Agility Technologies (ATC) and FIRSTLOOK European partner Vogt-CTE, are extremely pleased to announce the donation of their signature FL360 USAR1 Search and Rescue Camera systems to the @fire International Disaster Response Germany organization to enhance search and rescue capabilities. The FL360 Search Camera is the […]

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Apr

15

2022

Introducing FirstLook

This post was written by our marketing team over at ODG and provides some insights into how FirstLook360 from Agility Technologies is now known it’s own brand known as FirstLook, and the journey we’ve been on to get there. When we first met Agility Technologies over a zoom call in early 2021, we were quickly […]

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