A critical component of any successful search operation is time. Coordinated efforts with search parties that may or may not be part of the same agency can lead to logistical challenges and delays. Operating one unified system reduces that time—and could ultimately save lives.
Wildfire response now requires resource tracking technology per the John D. Dingell, Jr. conservation, management, and recreation act, 2019-2020.
SEC. 1114. <> Wildfire Technology Modernization:
(d)(2A) Location systems for Wildland Firefighters shall—use the most practical and effective technology available to the Secretaries to remotely track the location of an active resource, such as a Global Positioning System;
“It’s about excellence, it’s about getting us back to the reps and sets of this thing that is critical to the professional soldier that we need to have...” said Command Sergeant Major Daniel Hendrex, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at a panel discussion on NCO training at AUSA 2022.Posted by Staff Editor