Technology Assessment : Protecting Structures And Improving Communications During Wild Land Fires

Author: Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: wild, land, fires, communications, improving, assessment, protecting, structures, technology
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 2005-09
ISBN-10: 1422300560
ISBN-13: 9781422300565

Book Description:

Since 1984, wildland fires have burned 850+ homes each year & the number of homes at risk is growing. The primary responsibility for ensuring that preventive steps are taken to protect homes lies with homeowners & state & local gov'ts., not the fed. gov't. The ability to communicate among all parties fighting a fire -- known as interoperability -- is essential, but is hampered because different public safety agencies operate on different radio frequencies or use incompatible communications equip. This report assesses: measures that can help protect structures from wildland fires, factors affecting use of protective measures, & the role technology plays in improving firefighting agencies' ability to communicate during wildland fires. Charts & tables.

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