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The Office of Wildfire Technology Research and Development
Below are a few current areas of focus for the Office of Wildfire Technology Research and Development.
AI improves wildfire suppression by detecting fires early, predicting their occurrence, guiding firefighting efforts, and aiding in post-fire analysis and restoration. It can analyze satellite imagery, weather and environmental data, and provide real-time mapping and tracking of the fire's progress. AI-powered drones can survey the area and offer information to firefighters on the ground.
Last Mile Connectivity
Last mile connectivity is crucial for effective wildland firefighting. It enables real-time data collection and analysis, allowing first responders to communicate and coordinate their efforts. This improves response times and safety, as it allows for the use of advanced technologies like sensors and drones.
IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT technologies can play a critical role in wildland firefighting by improving situational awareness, enhancing firefighter safety, and optimizing resource management. As the capabilities and adoption of IoT continue to grow, we can expect to see more innovative applications of this technology in the field of wildland firefighting.