Making an Impact in Wildland Fire

The FireCenter makes management of wildland fire better by innovating in fire science, by building tools for managers, and by producing the fire professional of tomorrow. We work side-by-side with fire managers, students, and scientists.

Collaborator Impact Testimonials

Technology and Management Tools

“Incredible technology which will continue to serve us well as a great risk management tool… Additionally as a result of continuous surveillance from the use of these cameras, decision makers and fire managers can be better informed and make educated decisions as it relates to public and firefighter safety and the overall management of the fire.”

Mike Johnston
FMO, Jackson Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest

Remote Monitoring in Forests

“… this tool will become one of our primary monitoring devices for both wildfire and prescribed fire on the Swan Lake Ranger District…Based on reducing exposure, cost savings, and monitoring capability, I would recommend this capability across the National Forest System… the ability to view real time conditions such as fire behavior, smoke, and weather was vital in understanding overall fire operations on the ground.”

Brad Gillespie
FMO, Swan Lake Ranger District

Working with Fire Center Researchers

“… This research burn involved complex coordination of fire operations with dozens of researchers and millions of dollars of their equipment… [her] knowledge of both the operations and research objectives were instrumental to our success.”

J.K. Hiers
Operations Chief, Jackson Guard, Eglin AFB

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