Mobile Technology in Wildland Fire
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP
Fire and Aviation management operations require mobile technology and seamless communications with other emergency-response personnel & organizations. The Wildland Mobile Technologies Working Group will provide evaluation of new mobile technologies and innovation in Fire and Aviation; coordination of other efforts in mobile technology for the user community's awareness; and recommend solutions based on test results to Wildland Fire Management RD&A and the Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT) Program Board. The WMTWG Group will deliver guidance and advice to the WFIT Program Board and inform FS Deputy Area Resource Information Managers (RIMs), Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Forest Service Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and other federal and non-federal administrators regarding proposed fire and aviation mobile technologies & infrastructure needs and changes.
The purpose of this community is to encourage collaboration and innovation amongst the user community and provide a conduit to share this information.
So please - share ideas, questions, and advice on using mobile technologies for FAM as well as needs, requirements and potential future projects to work on!
To learn more check out the MTWG home page
USDA FS CIO Mobile Computing Services
The USDA FS CIO is launching several different efforts in relation to mobile devices. By clicking the link you will be taken to the CIO's mobile share site, where you will find information on the Bring Your Own Device pilot, the Mobile Device Storefront, as well as information on mobile application development. Please note that the afore mentioned mobile share site requires USFS authentication.
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
The Lessons Learned Center has some great information on mobile technology in wildland fire. Join the conversation. In addition to the blog, discussion threads and announcements, there are 200 members of the wildland fire community that can be tapped for information. The mobile technology working group will also post information on it's pilot programs there.