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David Cyganski

David Cyganski

Since 2000, my work, research, and passion has centered on the Precision Personnel Locator (PPL) for First Responders. I have come to love the community of first responders, including fire fighters and law enforcement, and want to help them by providing a tool that will enhance their ability to effectively and efficiently deal with crisis situations. Beyond locating personnel, the PPL can relay physiological information back to the commanders, providing information that can potentially indicate when a firefighter has reached his or her stress limit.  Learn more...

Kathy Ann Notarianni

Kathy Ann Notarianni

Associate Professor
Fire Protection
Office: Gateway Park II 1205
Phone: +1-508-831-6786
Today, firefighters serve increasingly as first responders for emergency medical calls, civil emergencies, terrorist threats, and hazardous materials incidents, in addition to fire emergencies. The fire service needs tools and technologies that aid in carrying out their ever expanding mission without increasing costs. My research is focused on working with the fire service to achieve this important goal. I am conducting research on fire department mobilization times and exposure of fire fighters to toxic gases. ... View Profile
R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Associate Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 301
Phone: +1-508-831-5204, +1-508-831-5231
My electrical and computer engineering interests include multiprocessing, parallel computation, logic synthesis, embedded system design, autonomous robots, and computer architecture. Recently my research work has centered on the Precision Personnel Locator (PPL) for First Responders. This project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire. ... View Profile
Raymond Ranellone

Raymond Ranellone

Laboratory Director
Phone: 508-831-5628