September 18th, 2020 NCN-SFPE Virtual Luncheon

Friday, Sep-18-2020 12:00 PM-Friday, Sep-18-2020 01:00 PM
Online/Virtual Meeting
United States
Price: Free Place Left: 30
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Please join us Friday, September 18th, 2020 for the virtual meeting.

The Use of Augmented Reality in the Fire industry

This presentation covers the use of augmented reality in support of the fire industry. Augmented reality is becoming more prevalent in society and promises a new way of organizing information and visualizing data. Users, when presented information in a visual form, are 2X more likely to use the data when making decisions, 3X more likely to execute decisions as intended, 5X more likely to make decisions much faster than peers. When put into the context of a fire emergency or even the upgrade of a fire system, augmented reality can be a powerful tool. Augmented reality has been incorporated into SCBAs to help with navigation, a software app has been created to assist with egress, Viking has developed AR to identify deluge vale components, and a software app has been created to identify the fire protection features and hazards geospatially. These tools will expedite the sharing of information between all parties and make available vital information at a glance. The Fire Solutions Group has developed an AR platform called Fire Vision for the visualization and sharing of critical information in the field. This development effort and results will be shared during the presentation.

Andy Lynch, Fire Solutions Group

Mr. James “Andy” Lynch of the Fire Solutions Group (FSG) has worked in the fire industry for over 20 years. In that time, Mr. Lynch has amassed extensive experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research, and product development. He has a wide range of fire testing experience, having conducted numerous test series for litigation purposes, the military, and various product development efforts. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI. He is trained in industrial firefighting from TEEX, is a member of the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, the National Fire Protection Association, The National Fire Sprinkler Association, and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Mr. Lynch is a NFPA fire testing committee member and a member of the newly formed Fuel Gasses Warning Equipment technical committee.

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