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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Western States Leveraging TAK for Wildfires

From StateScoop: “A lot of times you get in the woods and you’re not always sure where you are or where the fire is,” said Ben Miller, the director of the Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting , a division of the state Department of Public Safety that develops new tools for combatting [sic] wildfires. The drone flights in …

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Wildfire Today Covers CO use of TAK

Wildfire Today has a short article on the Colorado division of Fire Prevention and Control’s evaluation of ATAK, here.  To me, the best part of this is that its filed under “Colorado, Holy Grail”. 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 …

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