Colorado is a developing a system for relaying data to wildland firefighters

Colorado Data Link App

Above: screenshot from the video below.

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is working on a system that could assist wildland firefighters on the ground by reporting their location as well as displaying current maps and real time aerial video of the fire.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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6 thoughts on “Colorado is a developing a system for relaying data to wildland firefighters”

  1. Very interesting information. I am a COML with CAIIMT 1 here in California. I would be interested in learning more about this technology.

    1. Ditto what Kody said- this looks like great progress. The ability to share this kind of data around a disconnected terrain is a game changer. Of course it will also bring additional challenges to the communications unit which we look forward to overcoming.

  2. This is great technology and long overdue. Kudos to Brad Schmidt and the rest of the team there at the Colorado Fire Prevention and Control Center. I own Cross Connections and we deploy Communications Trailers used on major incidents. We work with most of the incident management teams in California and we would welcome beta testing this type of technology with what we do on wildland fires.

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