Captain Kirk McKinzie is a SMART First Responder Technologist, a 31 year fire service veteran, and is working with international teams focused on Next Gen Solutions. He functions as a trusted subject matter expert, advisor, and speaker on SMART community risk reduction, digital innovation, and emergency response to promote safe and secure regions. His areas of expertise include remote sensing, IoT, haptic feedback, 3D+ Virtual / Mixed / Augmented Reality, and related lifesaving technological solutions. Capt. McKinzie’s fire department is exploring ways to use VR technology to train firefighters through immersive experiences to prepare them for responses in the field. Capt. McKinzie is a thought leader in the field and an advocate for technology improvements to first responder operations. His department is on the forefront of VR / AR innovation and testing for Public Safety.
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