Integrated Mapping Supports Wildland Response

Posted by Ari Delay on Aug 9, 2019 8:11:00 AM

The 2019 wildland season is upon us, and whether you are a firefighter or a chief officer, the mapping features in Tablet Command (iPad) and TC Mobile (iOS/Android) can enhance your situational awareness, safety, and effectiveness while responding to wildland fires.

As crews are dispatched, they can immediately view an incident in Tablet Command with a variety of base maps and map layers in the “Overview” screen or by tapping the “Map” tab within an incident on their iPad or Smartphone.  In these views responders can see the fire ground from an overhead perspective, providing head start on “LCES” (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, Safety Zones) and insight into situational and resource status.

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Topics: Accountability, maps, wildland, incident response, GIS, USNG

Impending Doom

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Jul 18, 2016 2:12:20 PM

 

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Topics: beetle kill, mega fire, Blog, climate change, forest fire, ICS, standing dead, wildland

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