I-Women highlighted smart firefighting on their recent I-Women Talk Radio Show on Fire Engineering, and invited Casey Grant from the Fire Protection Research Foundation and me as NFPA’s Fire Services Segment Director and NFPA Responder Forum organizer to discuss the virtues of smart firefighting.
Smart firefighting and data were the main focus of the Responder Forum, which brings together forward-thinkers from 13 leading fire organizations. I-Women radio show host Susan Tamme, a district fire chief with Tampa Fire & Rescue, and five other members of I-Women from across the country were highly engaged participants at the Forum in November. They thought the subject would be a great topic for us to share with their blog talk radio listeners late last month; listen and see what you think.
The benefits of smart firefighting and the importance of capturing real time data from sensors and emerging technology is a topic that all national fire organizations, local fire departments, command staff leaders, and line firefighters should be interested in. Smart firefighting technologies enable the fire service to control situational awareness, self-rescue, hazard assessment, victim awareness, fire ground operations, strategic deployment, mitigation, investigation, and health and wellness. The data captured from smart firefighting technology benefits the fire service globally, centrally and locally.
To learn more about the Firefighter of the Future, watch Casey Grant’s full keynote presentation from this year's NFPA Responder Forum.