Bay City News Foundation Jun 27, 2021 University of California experts recently gathered for a wildfire symposium where they discussed new technology created to assist in wildfire events and the overall understanding of wildfires in the state.
University of California (UC) News: UC experts convene to discuss innovative solutions to California’s wildfires
Wildfires have had a devastating impact on California over the last four years, and with the state in severe drought, another dangerous fire season looms.
Sonoma County’s cameras are part of the ALERTWildfire system, a network of about 746 cameras statewide that are linked by a common viewing platform coordinated by UC San Diego, the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Reno.
DHS S&T collaborated with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), FIRIS, Intterra, and the WIFIRE Lab at University of California-San Diego to provide training for 20 firefighters from Southern California wildfire response communities.
Where is the fire, how big is the fire, and where is the fire going? These three questions continue to be echoed today with incident commanders, fire chiefs, 911 dispatchers and most importantly, fire fighters on the ground.