A critical component of any successful search operation is time. Coordinated efforts with search parties that may or may not be part of the same agency can lead to logistical challenges and delays. Operating one unified system reduces that time—and could ultimately save lives.
Wildfire response now requires resource tracking technology per the John D. Dingell, Jr. conservation, management, and recreation act, 2019-2020.
SEC. 1114. <> Wildfire Technology Modernization:
(d)(2A) Location systems for Wildland Firefighters shall—use the most practical and effective technology available to the Secretaries to remotely track the location of an active resource, such as a Global Positioning System;