ATAK serves Fire Fighters

From Isreali Tech news, i-HLS.Com: A technology originating in the US military sector is being tested in order to help save firefighters’ lives. The ATAK – Android Team Awareness Kit is essentially a tool that tells firefighters exactly where they are and what kind of fire they’re seeing. ATAK was developed by the US Air Force Research Lab in order …

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Colorado uses TAK to innovate on wildfires

This entire article from the Denver Business Journal is worth a read: This year, the Center of Excellence debuted the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK), a geospatial mapping engine that facilitates situational awareness, navigation and data sharing among firefighters. As most fires occur miles away from reliable internet access, ATAK provides emergency personnel with smartphones and antennas to create a …

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Colorado developing drone system with TAK

Wildfire Today reports that the state of Colorado is integrating drones with ATAK (“The Holy Grail of Wildland Firefighter Safety”) for firefighting use: The state of Colorado is working on a system that would use drones to provide live video of wildfires to wildland firefighters’ cell phones. The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting is beta testing a DVI Mavic …

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CO Firefighters Report Using ATAK, Comm

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control published a study on their evaluation of ATAK with goTennas, SPOT Trackers and tactical radios. Here is the study, and here’s an excerpt from the report: The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) took advantage of the field test of satellite messengers to test an additional system that uses …

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