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BOOST Prototype Camp held to co-create a made-in-Fredericton solution impacting emergency services

April 1, 2022
By FFIC Staff

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April 1, Fredericton, N.B. – Fredericton Innovation Partnership and Rogers are collaborating on a 5G innovation, designed for Canadian communities.

As the first 5G city in Atlantic Canada, the City of Fredericton, together with its Fredericton Innovation Partnership stakeholders, presented its second BOOST smart city innovation camp from March 24 to 25.  The event was a continuation of the 2021 ideation camp – focused on prototyping the idea to solve challenges impacting first responders globally.

Through the city’s Boost Fredericton civic innovation lab, preliminary research was conducted, and emergency services stakeholders (City of Fredericton Fire, Police and 911) were engaged to provide critical validation regarding the 2021 prototype idea and envisioned solution.

“Real-time situational awareness is a critical element of Fredericton’s Fire Accountability Program and the need to precisely pin-point our responders during an emergency situation like in a burning, multi-level building” Fire Chief Dwayne Killingback said in a news release.

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