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Tool released by Western Fire Chief’s Association provides info on active wildfires

The tool released by the Western Fire’s Association provides information on active fires



CLERGY — >> SEEING THE MOST UPDATED AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVE FIRE IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECTING PROPERTY AND POTENTIALLY SAVING LIVES. >> A NEW TOOL JUST LAUNCHED BY THE WESTERN FIRE ASSOCIATION IS AIMED TO MAKE SURE ALL OF THIS IS AVAILABLE TO YOU. CHIEF BOB ROPER NOW JOINS THE CLUB TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE CLUB’S FIRE MAP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. TELL US WHAT IS THIS MATTE? >> MAP IS A WEBSITE BASED PLATFORM PEOPLE CAN CALL. ADDRESS IS FIRE-MAP. WFCA.COM, AND THIS IS AN ACCURATE, QUICK MAP WITH NATIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL FIRES. >> AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, WE COVER A LOT OF FIRES HERE AND VIEWERS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THEM. EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW AND BE CAREFUL ABOUT, ESPECIALLY DURING FIRE SEASON. >> DURING THE FIRE SEASON, IT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE OVER A MILLION PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR FIRE MAP INFORMATION. LOCAL INCIDENTS. NOW, MANY OF YOUR MAPS ARE LINKED TO DATA COMING FROM THE NATIONAL INTERSERVICE CENTER. THESE ARE FOR LARGE FEDERAL FIRES IN CERTAIN STATE FIRES, BUT IF YOUR LOCAL ENGINE FIRE IS GOING OUT IN A GRASS FIRE, NONE OF THIS IS MENTIONED. SO YOU AS A HOMEOWNER OR BUSINESS OWNER, IF YOU WANT THIS FAST AND ACCURATE INFORMATION, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE. OUR WEBSITE HAS SOME OF THIS INFORMATION AND, OVER TIME, WE WILL BE ADDING MORE AND MORE OF THIS LOCAL DATA, WHICH WILL BE VERY VALUABLE TO PEOPLE. >> THIS IS SOMETHING I THINK SHOULD BE PRACTICAL FOR THE CREWS AS WELL. HOW USEFUL IS THIS BAND IN FIGHTING THE TWO LIGHTS NOW, ESPECIALLY ELEKTRA AND WASHBURN? >> THIS IS NOT REALLY USED ON THE FIRE ITSELF. THIS IS MORE FOR THE PUBLIC, BUSINESSES AND SO, BECAUSE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE ACCESS TO OTHER PROPRIETARY INCIDENT INFORMATION, MAPS AND SO ON VERY UP TO DATE. WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS GET UPDATED INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC SO THEY KNOW WHERE THE FIRE IS GOING, WHAT THE CONTAINMENT RATE IS, HOW MANY ACRES IN THE LAST EIGHT HOURS THE LAST HOURS. THIS IS THE INFORMATION THE PUBLIC ONCE AT THEIR FINGERTIPS. >> IT WILL BE A GREAT RESOURCE FOR US TOO. GIVE US THIS ADDRESS AGAIN SO THEY KNOW WHERE TO CHECK IT. >> ADDRESS IS FIRE-MAP .WFCA.COM.

The tool released by the Western Fire’s Association provides information on active fires


Having the most up-to-date and accurate information about active fires is critical to protecting property and potentially saving lives. A new tool just released by the Western Association of Fire Chiefs aims to make sure all of this is readily available. | MORE | See the map here Bob Roper, along with the association, sat down with KCRA 3 on Wednesday to talk more about the tool. Hear more of what he had to say in the video above.

Having the most up-to-date and accurate information about active fires is critical to protecting property and potentially saving lives.

ONE new tool just released by the Western Association of Fire Chiefs aims to ensure that all of these are readily available.

| MORE | See the map here

Bob Roper, with the association, sat down with KCRA 3 on Wednesday to talk more about the tool.

Hear more of what he had to say in the video above.

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