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The ALERTWildfire consortium of the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Oregon provides fire cameras and tools to assist firefighters and emergency responders.

May contain: mountain, nature, outdoors, volcano, and eruption
Caldor Fire; Somerset ALERTWildfire camera photo

This program helps emergency personnel:

  1. Discover, locate, and confirm fire ignition.
  2. Quickly scale fire resources up or down.
  3. Monitor fire behavior during containment.
  4. Help evacuations through enhanced situational awareness.
  5. Observe contained fires for flare-ups.



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