Evacuation Order

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.