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Smoke Jumper Tracking

A smokejumper is a wildland firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires. Smokejumpers are most often deployed to fires that are extremely remote without cellular coverae. The risks associated with this method of personnel deployment are mitigated by an extremely well developed training program that has evolved over the course of more than 70 years. Smokejumpers are capable of reaching a wildfire shortly after ignition when it is still relatively small and extinguishing the blaze before it becomes a problem to land managers and the public. Smokejumpers are deployed outside fire suppression when there is not significant fire activity.

Smokejumpers are a highly skilled and intensely trained workforce that need to be quickly mobilized for a myriad of work assignments in forestry, disaster relief, and emergency management. Therefore it is extremely important for command and control to know the exact whereabouts of all team members at any given point. The ATLAS PT together with Raveon’s portable base station – RAWC – is therefore the ideal solution to keep ┬áSmokejumpers safe.

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