ArcGIS Online- Making Wildfire Management History
Track: Wildland Fire Management
Authors: Cassie Hansen, Sam Lanier
The Silver Fire started on August 7, 2013 but ended making wildland fire history. For the first time the Incident Commander (IC) received real-time thermal fire perimeter information using AGOL prior to his arrival on scene, rather than the customary 12 hour data lag. This allowed for strategic decisions regarding the allocation of resources. The application of AGOL filled the information void with relevant, time sensitive data and proved invaluable for initial attack teams.