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The Power Of Data In The Fire Industry - Focus On What Matters Most
In today’s modern age, we constantly hear about the power of data — but what does that mean to the fire industry and what does that mean to you? Governments and Cities are starting to understand the value of becoming “smart”, and while fire departments are starting to use data, there are so many more benefits and use cases within your fire department.

Join Sean Tracey — former Canadian Forces Fire Marshal, Bryan Cash — Division Chief at Hall County Fire Service, Gord Howard — Deputy Chief of West Vancouver Fire & Rescue, and Aaron Clements — Captain and Fire Prevention Officer at West Vancouver Fire & Rescue as they explore how the latest technology and real-world scenarios on how they leverage the crucial data they need quickly in the time of an emergency, allowing them to focus on what matters most.

By the end of this webinar, you will know:
- What data needs to be captured and how you can do that quickly.
- How to wade through the vast quantities of data to quickly determine what is relevant and important.
- What technology is available now and how you can start implementing it within 24 hours.

Feb 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sean Tracey
FIFireE, Deputy Chief (Retired)
Sean Tracey completed a twenty-year career in the Canadian Forces as a Military Engineering Officer including serving as the Canadian Forces Fire Marshal from 1997-2000. In 2000, he was appointed the first ever Canadian Regional Director for NFPA. Sean Tracey served at a major metropolitan city from 2012-2019 as Deputy Chief Training, Safety & Innovation. Sean is a past Director of the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners, and a Past Director on the Ontario Fire Marshal Public Fire Safety Council. From 2005-2010, and 2012-2013 he was Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Center for Emergency Preparedness. Sean is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Kingston with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 2015, he was awarded the grade of Fellow with the Institution of Fire Engineers.
Bryan Cash
Division Chief @Hall County Fire Service
Mr. Cash has been with the Hall County Fire Department for 27 years and began working his way through the ranks and achieved the rank of Division Chief. He has a degree in Fire Science and he has been both a student and instructor for the National Fire Academy, other courses that he has graduated from include electrical analysis of fires, forensic interview techniques, and various other courses relating to the investigation and analysis of fires including his recognition as a certified fire investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators. Further, his background includes career firefighter, police officer, paramedic, and criminal investigator. Mr. Cash has earned numerous awards during his career including the State of Georgia Fire Investigator of the Year for 2019. Currently, Mr. Cash oversees the Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) in Hall County Georgia. The FMO comprises of personnel who serve to provide arson investigation, fire inspection, fire safety education.
Gord Howard
Deputy Chief @West Vancouver Fire & Rescue
As a 29-year serving member of West Vancouver Fire Rescue, Gord looks for ways to utilize current technologies and emerging software to better manage West Vancouver’s critical tasks. Leveraging these technologies and working with the data can better allow the department to predict and manage the work, measure effectiveness, predict target areas for education and prevention activities; with the goal of keeping the West Vancouver community safe. Being able to distill the Key Performance Indicators will make staff more responsive to the department’s needs, and the Key Results Indicators will be easily pulled out for use in the annual reporting or as requested by decision makers.