Next Generation SMART Concept - 911 Go

The Cosumnes Fire Department Next Generation SMART Concept (aka: 911 Go) is focused on community risk reduction by leveraging current and near-term technological solutions to deliver public education, mixed-reality training for firefighters, and augmented cyber-physical enabled emergency response enhanced mitigation.  Using gaming technology, the proposed platform will use augmented reality redesigned to save lives.

The work below is IN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT and does not constitute current use case.  It does, however, provide a vision into what one day may be possible.

The Cosumnes Fire Department continues to collaborate with world leaders exploring Next Generation solutions, with the goal of providing community risk reduction with SMART systems - exceeding expectations at all time.

Cosumnes Fire won the Revolutionary Technology Award at the Revolutionary Technologies Expo 2018 for its proposed Next Generation SMART Concept platform, known as 911-GO, in addition to the unmanned aerial system (UAS) program.

Funding Opportunities

The Cosumnes Legacy Foundation has coupled with the Cosumnes Fire Department’s SMART 911 GO Program to seek funds from private, corporate, or governmental entities who have a shared vision in supporting and integrating the emerging, innovative technologies that focus on community risk reduction.  With your collaborative partnership, SMART 911 will improve public safety awareness and enhance emergency response.

For more information about SMART 911 GO, call 916-405-7100 or email staff.


Pull To The Right For Sirens And Lights

Video #1

Pull to the Right for Sirens and Lights! Doing so might help to save a life! Join Cosumnes Fire Department with a 360 degree virtual reality video and learn a few pointers on what to do when you see emergency vehicles responding with their sirens and lights on. This video was featured on CBS Sacramento on February 27, 2019.

360 Degree Virtual Reality video

Video #2

This 360 degree Virtual Reality Video is a sample of more to come. Future videos will provide educational awareness for children and adult in fire and life safety subjects. 

360 degree 3D scene

Video #3

360 degree 3D scenes are being used in virtual reality gaming applications and can provide education and awareness for civilians, as well as provide training for first responders for fires, earthquakes, floods, and other life-threatening scenarios.

3D Point Cloud

Video #4

Three dimensional data sets like this remove sensed "Point Cloud" may provide situational awareness for firefighters during emergencies in the future. 

Photo realistic Pont Cloud

Video #5

This photo realistic point cloud of our technical rescue station combines high definition laser scanning with true color enhancement and provides an example of data sets that will be used for community risk reduction. 

CFD Training Tower Model

Video #6

Fire modeling is a physics-based process where the likely propagation of a fire is demonstrated by using computational fluid dynamics to teach citizens and first responders how a fire will progress. This model represents a fire in our training tower with limited ventilation and modest fuel loading.

BIM Video Screen Shot

Video #7

Serious gaming applications and fire modeling were developed from data collected via high definition laser scanning that was then converted to building information modeling (BIM).  In the future, like with point cloud data, first responders will use BIM to navigate in an emergency to find occupants.  Citizens will use BIM and augmented reality applications on their phone to escape harm.

Gaming platform

Video #8

Serious gaming engine platforms, combined with CFDs in a virtual gaming platform, offer additional layers of potential public education and first responder training.  This sample video shows the training tower in a “virtual city” where a firefighting crew attacks the fire while a victim recovers from smoke inhalation.

Couch fire

Video #9

Another CFD shows how a smoldering couch fire would fill our training tower with smoke.  Citizens should understand, as demonstrated in this video, that many fires progress rapidly and they should always know two ways out to rapidly escape the toxic, and potentially deadly, smoke.

Avatar - Captain McKinzie

Video #10

"Virtual" avatars can be realistically constructed and used in various training platforms.  In time, these computer-generated selves will help us learn and may one day be used in augmented reality personnel-tracking solutions.

SMART image

Video #11

This video shows Opens a New Window.  how BIM can be turned into a desktop application to visualize data in augmented reality on a phone.  Future work aims to provide responders with important information in their field of view through SMART glasses.

2019 Fire Operations Technology Summit

Video #12

The Cosumnes Fire Department Next Gen SMART Community Risk Reduction concept as presented at the Cal Chiefs Operations Tech Summit


  • Qwake Technologies is working on computer vision to help first responders see in zero visibility.
  • "Orbi," lifesaving gaming platform from The Digit Group.
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. Innovation and Design team has released an augmented reality concept video that is aimed at community and first responder risk reduction.
  • Boeing demonstrates the value of augmented reality via airborne platforms for use in large operations.
  • Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training tool.
  • Darix is working on augmented thermal imaging vision for firefighters, as seen through this demo video.
  • Virtual Heroes Inc. provides realistic interactive serious gaming for DOD and first responder use.
  • British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) provided an editorial on 360 video and virtual reality that is aimed to assist citizens and fire service employees.

Future of Next Generation First Responder Solutions

In the future, Next Generation First Responder solutions will provide SMART Cyber-Physical systems where lives will be saved in 360 and 3D through public education, first responder training, and emergency response enhancement.  

Children will use their gaming platforms to learn real world fire and life safety skills, from the comfort of their living rooms.  

Responders will have building information modeling (BIM) and 3D digital terrain maps of all public areas, and many commercial and private assets whose holders wish to make them available to responders.  

Multi-sensor fusion will be incorporated to provide artificial intelligence regarding current hazard locations (flood, smoke, fire, active shooter).  

Biotelemetry from individuals’ health monitors, computer vision and real-time remote sensed data from helmet-mounted structured light and infrared sensors will assist in development of the solution platform.  

The project will involve collaborative development of 3D remote sensed point clouds, Building Information Modeling (BIM), physics-based computational fluid dynamic modeling, gaming platform applications, haptic touch, digital scent, computer vision, coupled with relevant and actionable multi-sensor fusion for a cyber-physical HUD enabled "Iron First Responder."  Incident commanders will receive this intelligence through VR and AR enabled heads up devices and citizens will escape harm through the 911 Go application on their personal phones.