Smart Fire Fighting Podcast

Everything Smart Firefighting is a podcast covering technologists, innovators, companies, and forward-thinking public safety agencies with real world deployments of smart technologies. Learn from interviews with leaders in public safety, government, industry, cyber-physical systems, and more.

The hosts, Kevin Sofen and Mike Mocerino, are founding members of the WeRespond smart firefighting community. They are both passionate about smart technologies and the future of public safety.

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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

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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

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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

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Episode 38: RapidSOS Enhancing Public Safety Data

Since the advent of GPS on mobile devices, people have assumed that when someone calls 911 the dispatcher has their location. Surprisingly this isn’t the case dispatchers still rely on the person

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Episode 37: Kirk McKinzie Where is the Future of Firefighting Heading?

Kirk McKinzie is a Captain at the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department. He is a thought leader in the fire industry and has brought innovative technologies to the first responder industry. Technology is

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Episode 36 – Responder Ventures Bringing Entrepreneurs and Public Safety Agencies Together

You’re a first responder. You understand the job, like the back of your hand. One day after dealing with the same problem for the hundredth time, you have a eureka moment. You

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