Podcast by Smart Firefighting
Podcast by Smart Firefighting
Data in the Fire Service
Data swirls around fire operations—resource deployment, turnout times, response times, minimum staffing levels, funding and exposures. Data also comes up when we’re asked to “prove” what we already know about our operational capability! But how do we capture this data, and how do we use it to make meaningful decisions?
Episode 81: Addressing Technology Adoption with Brian Ward from Georgia Pacific
Kevin sits down with Brian Ward Global Safety & Health, Manager Emergency Preparedness and Response Leader of Georgia Pacific to talk about technology adoption in the fire service. Covid-19 has shaken the world up and the first responder industry is no different. They discuss technology and what is being adopted into the services. They also discuss the reduced risk and efficiency increase from proper implementation.
Episode 80: Smart Cities in a World Full of Pandemics with Paul Doherty
Kevin sits down with Paul Doherty the President and CEO of The Digit Group, inc. They discuss the behavior changes to the new normal around corona virus. How will our decision-making change going forward? Has the pandemic caused designers of smart cities take a second look at their designs? Is it time to start building cities around life without automobiles?
The Digit Group, inc is a company that provides industry-leading technology and management consulting services around the globe. Their delivery capability is anchored in an integrated set of core competencies that span people, processes and technology. Their service capabilities are coupled with practice competencies in Enterprise Search, Data Capability, Enterprise Mobility, System Administration, Web Software Engineering, Enterprise Solution, Information Management, Corporate Compliance, and Legacy Migration to name a few. The Digit Group is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with extensive technology experience in web enabled business solutions, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft SharePoint and related technologies, Oracle, J2EE and Open Source
Episode 79: Understanding COVID19 From a First Responder Perspective with Bobby Halton
Kevin sits down with Bobby Halton, American Firefighter, to talk about COVID19 and how the fire service is changing to meet the challenge. They talk about how this the virus ties into lessons learned around cancer mitigation and exposure risk. Bobby discusses how this is not really a black swan event because the fire industry knew something like this was coming, eventually. They compare COVID19 to past historical events like the Spanish Flu, and how we can prepare in the future.
Kevin brings up innovations in technology and how they can play a role around first responders addressing COVID19. They talk about innovations and Bobby talks about which technologies he is most excited for and which ones he is most afraid. Click below to listen to this episode of the Smart Firefighting Podcast.
Episode 78: Community Risk Reduction with Brent Faulkner
Kevin sits down with Brent Faulkner a battalion chief in southern California and CEO of Virtual CRR Inc. They discuss the 5 E’s of community risk reduction education, enforcement, engineering, economic incentives, emergency response. Brent explains why CRR is so important and gives detailed examples of communities practicing proper use of CRR. Kevin learns how individuals can play a role in improving community safety and what 2020 and 2021 could look like.
Virtual Community Risk Reduction is an organized, cost-effective, and a metrically based way for any size organization to have a high-quality Community Risk Reduction program. It is tailored to the organization, providing your high-quality information to your communities, while gathering the valuable information you need.
Episode 77: INTERSCHUTZ 2021 "Digitalization & Transformation"
Kevin sits down with Stefan Truthan to talk about the postponed Intershutz show. They discuss the lessons learned around first responders, why Intershutz was postponed until 2021 instead of cancelling. How first responders are facing similar challenges around the world and need to explore ways to share best practices and learn from one another. They wonder what the future smart city looks like. How innovation can appear with big impacts and small.
INTERSCHUTZ is the world’s leading trade fair for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security. It is a magnet for companies from all around the world seeking to develop new markets for their solutions. It’s also the go-to show for pros wanting to learn about the latest innovations and share expertise with their international peers. INTERSCHUTZ is in a class of its own internationally when it comes to the quality and number of visitors and exhibitors it attracts.
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EP12 is definitely worth a listen here - for school-house instructors and tech parters