Speaker: James Lynch
11:30AM: Chapter Business
11:45PM: Key Note Presentation
1:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting
Event Flyer: April 2021 Meeting.pdf
Augmented reality is becoming more prevalent in society and promises a new way of organizing information and visualizing data. When users are presented information in a visual form, they are two times more likely to use the data when making decisions, three times more likely to execute decisions as intended, and five times more likely to make decisions much faster than peers. Augmented reality has been incorporated into software apps to assist with egress, to identify the fire protection features and hazards geospatially, Viking developed AR to identify deluge valve components. These tools will expedite the sharing of information between all parties and make vital information available 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.
James "Andy" Lynch of the Fire Solutions Group has over 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research, product development, and fire testing. He has conducted numerous fire test series for litigation purposes, the military, and various product development efforts. He has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree and M.S. Fire Protection Engineering degree from WPI. Andy is trained in industrial fire fighting from TEEX and is a member of the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, NFPA, NFSA, and SFPE. Andy serves of the NFPA Fire Tests (FIZ-AAA) technical committee, and the newly formed Fuel Gasses Warning Equipment (FEW-AAA) technical committee.