As a former Forest Service wildland firefighter, I am curious about the efficacy of active GPS tracking and improved communication systems on incidents. I was hoping to generate some discussion to get folks’ input on whether real time tracking of personnel as a safety/communication measure is beneficial and at what level. Also, what other comm issues can be improved on? What kind of trends are people seeing?
I’ve created a quick survey as well to gauge people’s interest/experiences. Feel free to take it in addition to leaving any comments. Thanks.