Are Robotics the Future of the Fire Service?

Robotic equipment is nothing new, but what about in the fire service? Shark Robotics brought two examples of robotic firefighting equipment to FDIC 2023. Each example had one of our monitors and nozzles mounted to the unit.

As it turns out, robotic units are being put into service around the world to protect lives and lessen the danger for firefighters. Below are just two examples of our monitors getting paired with these units.

Hurricane Monitor 

A Shark Robotics firefighting vehicle with a TFT hurricane monitor mounted on top

The Hurricane Monitor offers a higher flow rate of up to 1250 GPM (4500 LPM). RC models maintain a 450-degree rotational ability while flowing, giving your crew some serious flexibility and range when fighting fires.

This range also makes it an excellent choice for robotic equipment since it can rotate and cover all sides of the robot.

EF1 Monitor 

A shark Robotics Firefighting Vehicle with a TFT EF1 monitor mounted on top

The EF1 has a lower flow rating at 200 GPM (760 LPM). With that smaller rating also comes a smaller profile, making it ideal for smaller spaces. The EF1 is often used in wildland scenarios as a forestry bumper turret.

This smaller size, coming in at less than 13” (319 mm) tall, makes it an ideal choice for a smaller firefighting robot. These smaller robotic units can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them versatile pieces of equipment.

Who Can Use Robotics? 

This type of robotic equipment may be useful for large municipal departments, battling a large warehouse fire, or even firefighting at an industrial facility.