Firefighters in Australia are testing a new plastic-coated pill that tracks their vital signs while on duty. The EQ02 LifeMonitor capsule (from UK-based company Equivital) contains a thermometer and a small transmitter. Victoria’s Country Fire Authority health and wellbeing officer Peter Langridge told News.com.au: “…There is no set formula for how long a person can fight a fire before they start suffering from heat stress or dehydration and management is the key to protecting our fire fighters.” Ingestible pill monitors firefighter’s vitals to ensure safety. PSFK item. Heads-up thanks to Toni Bunting.