Episode 102: First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge with Sonny Kirkley

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Hello Smart Firefighting Community!

Welcome to another episode of covering real world innovations via interviews with fire service and technology industry experts that empower YOU to develop your very own Smart Firefighting strategy!

CALLING ALL INNOVATORS!! Have you heard of the FRST challenge yet?

In this episode:

- What is the FRST challenge?

- How to leverage the community to crowdsource the best innovation

- Why you shouldn't be afraid to fail

SFF got to hear from innovator, entrepreneur and designer Sonny E. Kirkley who is the Director of User Experience for Crisis Technologies Innovations Lab (CTIL). With extensive experience managing complex projects and programs, he enjoys taking an idea from a concept to development and working with stakeholders on effective implementation. Much of his career has been focused on learning technologies and implementing programs in diverse settings (e.g., Fortune 100 to K- schools), while Kirkley particularly enjoys working with emerging technologies such as augmented reality, mixed reality, AI and IoT.

CTIL is hosting the first-ever First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a national series of competitions for companies, entrepreneurs and students to find the best solution for indoor 3D tracking for first responders. The competition is focused on smart, accurate, in-building location tracking for first responders since tracking has been a big issues for first responders for a long time with no such technologies currently available.

Connect with Sonny: LinkedIn | Twitter

Follow FRST Challenge: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

Episode Resources:

- CTIL Competition Details

- Competition contact email: info@frstchallenge.com

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