Fire Protection Podcast

Augmented Reality in Fire Protection

Episode Summary

Drew sits down with Andy Lynch of The Fire Solutions Group to chat about his Fire Vision platform. Augmented reality and remote inspections (NFPA 915) have been huge topics in fire protection over the last year. Technology has pushed the forefront of this with newer advanced mobile technology and cloud storage solutions. The Fire Solutions Group does a variety of fire protection engineering functions and has branched out into the technology space with Augmented Reality. Imagine being able to conduct a fire protection inspection with a virtual map of where all of the systems and components are. This falls right in line with the new NFPA 915 standard. Drew brought up Quake Technologies as well. They are a manufacturer of fire fighting equipment with an integrated augmented reality in the SCBA. Think of it as "Ironman AR" for firefighters. Andy's new technology is about to change how Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), engineers, contractors, and building owners look at fire protection. PFAS and fire fighting foam was the final topic and how to approach the ever growing environmental concerns. The Fire Protection Podcast ended with a Quick Response Round with Andy.

Episode Notes

2:40 - Background of Andy

7:25 - Fire Vision

11:50 - QuakeTech

16:30 - How does the Augmented Reality work

19:40 - How the cloud is helping Augmented Reality

20:40 - Cities being 3D mapped

22:25 - Augmented Reality devices

24:35 - Remote Inspections - NFPA 915

28:20 - Future of fire detection

32:40 - PFAS - Foam Fire Fighting Protection

39:45 - Quick Response Round


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