Meet the Experts: Q & A with Gary Woodall, P.E., CFEI

Q: What are the most common misconceptions people have about electricity? GW: I think one of the big issues is that because people can’t see electricity, they have a hard time understanding what it is.  Also, most people don’t realize that it doesn’t take much electrical current to kill a person—just 10 milliamps will prevent a person from letting go of an …

Case Study: Robot aids fire department’s investigation

Donan’s Packbot, Scio Surveyor 7, aided the Louisville Fire Department in their investigation of a massive fire that broke out on historic West Main Street in downtown Louisville.  Named “Whiskey Row,” these buildings are the second largest collection of cast-iron facades in the U.S.—second only to New York City’s Soho district. This case study provides a look at how the technology …