Locating a lost or endangered wildland firefighter
A change in the weather
Without warning, the wind shifts, dramatically changing the course of the fire front. A firefighter reaches out to the crew on the right flank to warn them, but they are disoriented and do not know the best way to relocate.
How can FirstNet help?
- Ensure all responding agencies are connected to the same, high speed, prioritized network.
- Provide priority and high-speed access to custom-built applications so firefighters have direct access to live video coverage of the fire movement, live weather and wind data, and critical location information.
- Allow command, spotters and safety officer(s) to know the location of every firefighter assigned to the incident. This gives command the ability to track all members in near-real time and help guide them to a safe zone.
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