Episode 41: Underwriter Laboratories Testing the Innovations of Tomorrow

Underwriter Laboratories is one of a handful of companies that are approved to perform safety testing in the United States. It’s no surprise that technology being brought to the fire industry needs to be rigorously tested to ensure it is safe to use. Another thing Underwriter Laboratories does is test innovations before they go to market to ensure they are worth the cost of adopting. If not, Underwriter Laboratories works with companies to find ways to improve the product. Underwriter Laboratories tests these technologies and provides a line of communication to the companies and members in the fire industry.

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Episode 40: TEEX Under Fire Putting Innovation to the Test

Under Fire is an event in the fire industry for emerging technology, first responders, and vendors. Sponsored by Texas A&M Engineering Under Fire gives an opportunity for startups to showcase their new technology to an audience of first responders. Startups from around the world pitch their innovative technology. The 20 best entries are invited to go head to head in realistic scenarios to find which innovation is the best.

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Episode 39: Where Should We Put the Firehouse? ESRI Answers

Should we relocate the firehouse? This question is what Chief Lambel of the Mount Prospect fire department has been wrestling with for some time. In the past fire departments and cities relied on their assumption when deciding where the firehouse should be located. Today cities have access to a plethora of information that can help them make their decision. Chief Lambel takes Kevin through the process and what they discovered when they looked at the data.

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