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How Technology Enables Safer Communities: A Microsoft Panel Discussion with Fire Service Leaders & Innovators

About This Webinar

Join us for an insightful panel discussion hosted by Microsoft, where fire service & technology leaders explore the transformative potential of technology within the fire service. With a strong focus on elevating firefighter safety, enabling incident response, and ensuring community protection & risk reduction, this engaging discussion aims to unravel innovation that can revolutionize operations. Harnessing the power of Microsoft's technological expertise, the panel will delve into the how these advancements can bolster situational awareness, incident management, and hazardous environment assessments. The integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning will take center stage, envisioning the art of the possible. Through a collaborative exchange of ideas, this panel discussion allows us to explore the realm of technological possibilities and ignite a new era. Don't miss this discussion, where fire service leaders and Microsoft unite to build safer and stronger communities.

  • Educate fire service leaders around the art of the possible with Microsoft technology
  • Provide areas to explore for agencies to have incremental quick wins and solve for critical challenges
  • Explore the era of AI and areas that AI can be used as an assist for the fire service
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Troy Brittain is a Technology Strategist at Microsoft, where he helps customers in the public safety and justice industry achieve their goals and transform their businesses through the power of Microsoft products and services. He has been supporting government public safety and justice, natural resources, and environmental industry customers for the last 2 1/2 years at Microsoft, including CAL FIRE, CAL OES, and other state and local agencies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Troy co-founded a Microsoft consulting firm, where he supported natural resources federal agencies and law enforcement as a consultant. Troy has over 20 years of experience in information technology, solution architecture, business analysis, and project management.
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Deputy Director of Technology, CAL FIRE
Scott Gregory is the Deputy Director of Technology at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), where he oversees the technology portfolio and the research and development efforts of the organization. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology, innovation, deployment, business planning, and change management in government and the industry. Scott has led many initiatives that have shaped the innovation and technology landscape of the California government. He is passionate about delivering digital services that enrich the lives of countless individuals and solving real-world problems with technology. Scott holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from California State University-Sacramento.
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Fire Chief, San Bernardino County Fire Department
Fire Chief Dan Munsey was appointed to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District in November 2019. The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the unincorporated parts of San Bernardino County, California and to 24 incorporated cities. San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area covering a total of 20,160 square miles. Chief Munsey has served the citizens of San Bernardino County for over 25 years as a paramedic, firefighter, company, and chief officer. As a chief officer, Chief Munsey has held the ranks of battalion chief, division chief, assistant chief over the last 12 years.

Chief Munsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the California Special District’s Association Leadership Academy. Chief Munsey is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO), credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and possesses a California State Fire Marshal Chief Fire Officer certification. Chief Munsey has presented numerous times at Fire-Rescue International, TEEX Leadership Academy, International Wireless Communication Expo, Smart City, and various other public safety/ governance conferences. Chief Munsey publishes articles and white papers on the fire service on a regular basis and contributes to fire service research through various institutions.

Chief Munsey is the Chairperson of the IAFC Technology Council, is a member of the FIRESCOPE board of directors, and is the immediate past president of the California Fire Chiefs Association operations section.
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Director, Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Sai Narain is currently a Director, Technology Strategy on the California State & Local Government team, specializing in Public Safety & Justice. With 18+ years of experience in the public safety industry and expertise in Fire/EMS/911 technologies, he currently works with fire service, law enforcement & justice partners in envisioning the art of the possible, and how technology can be a force multiplier and assist organizations with intergovernmental agency data sharing, cybersecurity, and collaboration. He also works closely with the Microsoft partner ecosystem that supports this industry.
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Fire Chief, Arlington County Fire Department
With more than 25 years of experience in fire, rescue and emergency medical services, David Povlitz was appointed as the Fire Chief of the Arlington County Fire Department in Virginia during November 2018. Arlington County Fire Department has nine stations with 375 employees serving 26 square miles. David’s background includes information technology integration, emergency communications, training, and emergency management support. He also is an experienced incident commander, planning and operations section chief for large-scale incidents and complex events. He has more than 20 years of involvement with special operations including hazardous materials, collapsed building and rope rescue, as well as technical, marine, and dive rescue incidents. David has served the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland and retired as a division chief. He then moved to Alexandria Fire Department where he served as an assistant chief, focusing on administration.

In another key area, Chief Povlitz has strong relationships with city, county, state, and regional public safety agencies. He has served on various Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments committees and workgroups, in addition to many programs within the Baltimore Regional Urban Security Initiative. David has interests in partnering with many departments and agencies to improve public safety. In addition, he sees many opportunities with deploying technology to reduce community and first responder risk within emergency services.
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Battalion Chief, Garland Fire Department
Scott Roseberry has over 23 years of experience in the fire service and is a Battalion Chief with Garland Fire Department. He has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection, a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He holds the designations of Executive Fire Officer (EFO), Certified Public Manager (CPM), Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Fire Service – Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) ,and Chief Fire Executive (CFE). He has commanded many Multi-Alarm assignments to include the EF-4 Tornado that struck Garland December 26, 2015. He is an Adjunct Instructor with TCC and is the Special Operations Division Chief for Garland Fire Department. He is the Co-Chair of the IAFC Technology Council, a member of the FEMA Region 6 RAC, and on the Department of Homeland Security First Responder Resource Group. He has presented at the Texas Fire Chiefs Conference, TEEX Leadership Symposium, CPSE Annual Conference and FRI.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts How Technology Enables Safer Communities: A Microsoft Panel Discussion with Fire Service Leaders & Innovators
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
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