ABC News reports on technology in wildlife fires – wildfires today

“In many cases, we still struggle with fires,” says Bill Gabbert.

Members of the Washington National Guard assisting in the Summit Trail Fire near Inchelium, WA. WNG photo.

Here is an excerpt from an article published on ABC News on September 8.

In recent years, wildfires have been on the rise in California and beyond, and some firefighters say the tools and technologies used to fight new fires have not kept pace with the effects of climate change.

“In many cases, we still fight fires with sharp pieces of metal,” Bill Gabbert, who worked as a full-time firefighter for more than 30 years before becoming editor-in-chief of Industrial Publishing, told ABC News. “Craftsmen use hand tools, chains, and chains to remove the fuel from the flames.

Some major technology jumps, including computer simulations, have been designed to help firefighters, but in many cases have blocked their adoption in communities where financial support and bureaucratic barriers may be needed. Meanwhile, some entrepreneurs see the vacancy as a mature opportunity for Westerners to fight some of the biggest fires in the world and eventually save new lives.


In recent years, several fire agencies have explored new technologies to address fire issues, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

According to The Hague, one of the results of this effort: and the creation and adoption of a “truly, outstanding” computer modeling service, predicts the expansion of the fire-fighting technology developed by Washington-based technology company Balevewe.

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“The software combines weather, topography, fuel and more,” he said.

Every time there is a fire in California, it starts with the moment the field fire starts, ”he said. “A fire based on the location of the fire will cause a fire, that may not be exactly where the fire is, so when the first engines arrive, they will give a more updated location report and then another report will be made and that will be more accurate. ”

The data is crucial for decision-making communities in the event of a fire, as well as for deciding how to best deal with a fire.

Author Bill Gabbert

After working full-time in the Wildfire for 33 years, he continued to study and strived to become a firefighter. See all posts by Bill Gabbert

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