Prolonged and severe drought, increasing forest fuel loads, invasive species, consistent
winds, dry-lightning, longer fire seasons, arson and new terrorism threats
Firewatch saves lives, property, and budget dollars.
FireWatch systems can be designed, manufactured, calibrated, shipped and installed
within 120 to 180 days or less from order.
FireWatch America and its partners can perform site, terrain and condition analysis
to determine what sort of deployment you will need.
For less than the cost of funding a major wildfire suppression event, FireWatch
can be put to work policing forest and rangelands as well as sensitive facilities,
sites, bases and vulnerable WUI communities.
FireWatch, the 2012 winner of the Space Foundation's Hall of Fame Award for technology
has partnered with FireWatch America, LLC to distribute early wildfire smoke detection
technology here in North America.
This state-of-the-art, patented technology uses both an on-sight computer along
with transmitted data to a control center as a two-step detection and analytic process.
Moving in 10 degree increments, the sensor completes a 360 degree rotation every
8 to 12 minutes, during which it takes images, analyzes, and transmits those images
back to the central secondary analysis. If possible fire events are detected, the
system alerts fire authorities. Any suspected fire event creates a forensic digital
How Firewatch Control Centers Work
Multiple tiers of patented hardware and software technology of the FireWatch system
has successfully been developed and deployed by DLR (Germany’s NASA) and its manufacturing
partner IQ Wireless GmbH. FireWatch has reduced areas burned in Europe by over 85%
with the same number of fire events through very early detection and location of
FireWatch awarded the 2012 Hall of Fame Award by The Space Foundation
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