Students design quick fix to Ohio fire department equipment

  • Source: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo
  • Published: 04/25/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Who does the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department call when they need help? Two Toledo Technology Academy seniors answered their call. For years, while on the scene of an emergency, TFRD personnel stayed connected through mobile data terminals. But recently, the clips that hold the styluses to the tablets have been breaking. "These devices are used every day, all day by our crews," TFRD public information officer Pvt. Sterling Rahe said. "I can speak from experience, when that piece is missing and the stylus isn't there, it becomes very cumbersome." Instead of constantly buying replacements and waiting for shipping, TFRD reached out to TTA to see if students could come up with a solution. Seniors Drew Baumgartner and Tristin Free-Knack took on the challenge. They designed and 3D-printed a prototype replacement in less than two hours.


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