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Wildfire Recap: New Tech for a Dangerous Year


Dan Munsey  (Fire Chief, San Bernadino County Fire)


Chris Baker  (Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority)

Ed Mills  (Deputy Chief of Operations/Director of Customer Success, Evergreen Fire Rescue/ESChat)

Location: W230B

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Track: Incident Management, First Responder Communications

Topic: AI, AR & VR, Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, Drones, FirstNet, NextGen 911, Private Networks, Satellite, Situational Awareness, Smart-X, System Resiliency, Video

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Wildfires have become more prevalent in recent years. Communications for firefighters—as well as sensors that notify agencies that a fire exists—will be discussed in this roundtable, in terms of leveraging traditional voice communications and broadband connectivity over fixed and deployable systems. This session will examine operational gaps, cross-agency collaboration and advances in situational awareness through the use of drones, sensors and satellite-based solutions. The role of emerging technologies like real-time video, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) today and in the future also will be discussed.

Key Takeaways:
Hear about fire data coming from multiple sources, both static can dynamic
Discuss technology options, and how deployment differs in each situation
Examine operational and informational inputs, automated and human options, so actionable decisions can be made on the incoming data.