Thanks to the kind support of EstateRealty Palerang we will be able to upgrade our fireground mapping and communication technology before this season starts.
This will be a major update to how we are able to pass highly accurate data on fire behaviour, water sources and safe refuges between vehicles, other brigades and our control centre. This data flow means individual trucks will be able to access near real time information on incidents, giving them much greater situational awareness and reducing errors that occur through radio traffic.
Each vehicle will be equipped with an internet connected tablet and a number of applications to pass maps and location data between them. Units on scene will be able to quickly map out scenes or particular landmarks and share these out. Units will also be able to keep the information flow to the community going with on the ground updates authored from the trucks.