Problem solving challenge: using design and the Internet of Things to improve fire fighter safety

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This five hour teaching pack supports students to research, design and prototype their own Internet of things product to enhance the working lives of firefighters.

Students are asked to work towards a CREST Discovery Award by exploring the needs of a modern firefighter, researching their working environment, understanding the equipment they use and the process that they undertake as a firefighter. Using this research, students generate and prototype designs for products that will enhance the efficiency and / or safety of firefighters and those they help to protect.

It is recommended that prior to this activity, students have been introduced to the Internet of Things using this introductory D&T activity

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