Episode 50: Recapping Under Fire 2019


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Kevin and Mike sit down to talk about 2019 Under Fire event in Texas.

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.

The first day of Under Fire was hosted by Firstnet. Firstnet is a nationwide network that provides communication solutions for the public safety market. Firstnet had the Under Fire attendees broken up into firefighter, police, and EMS groups and talk about how different types of technology affect their operation.

The second day took place on Hall of Champions Kyle Field. Companies took to the stage and pitched their innovations and products to a panel of judges. The companies showcased new technologies for drones, simulations, and tracking. The judges awarded the ten best pitches with an opportunity to demonstrate their technology in the field on the final day.

The last and most lively day took place at Disaster City. Disaster City is an area designed for new public safety technologies to be tested. The finalists from the night before took their turns demonstrating to the attendees how their technology would improve the lives of first responders.

Under Fire 2019 was a great success and anyone who wants to get involved next year should follow Smart Firefighting.

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