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 digital 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 digital 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 Digital 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