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Kirk McKinzie

Kirk McKinzie

Company: Cosumnes Fire Department

Title: Captain

SMART Fire Department Program - Develop systems for public education, life safety marketing, firefighter training and emergency response operations. Coordinate with regional, national and global leaders in the space who are offering hardware, software and technical support in the development of various platforms including helmet mounted/heads up displayed 360/3D building plans for use with virtual and augmented reality. Consider feasibility for systems integration with the internet of things, machine to machine and machine to human communications. Opportunities including sensor fusion, computational fluid dynamics, bio-telemetry, facial recognition, haptic touch and digital sent for a cyber-physical enabled Iron Responder to provide lifesaving prevention, public education and awareness, emergency mitigation and post-incident analysis through visually immersive communications.

Wellness Program Coordinator - Development, implementation and management of confidential wellness/fitness assessments for approximately 150 sworn personnel.

Conducts initial investigations, evidence protection, scene security and cause and origin investigations on first due, non-suspicious fires. Collaborates with armed investigation unit on fires of suspicious nature, assisting with collection of evidence, scene documentation, photography, formation of hypothesis and report writing.

Early detection of suspicious fires, proper treatment of suspects, witnesses and evidence has led to multiple arrests and subsequent convictions of arsonists.

Safety Committee - 10 years’ service including 3 years as co-chair. Provided 6 years service as officer at the Heavy/Technical Rescue station (State OES certified).

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