Governor explains use of fire mapping technologies


Last updated 11/9/2007 at Noon

During a recent press conference following the Fallbrook (Rice Canyon) Fire, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger explained the extensive use of proven digital mapping technologies used in a collaborative effort by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and FEMA.

This cutting-edge approach let firefighters see through dense smoke, giving them a more accurate, real-time picture of fire conditions on the ground.

“Digital mapping increases the safety of our firefighters by providing a clear picture of what is going on behind the smoke,” Governor Schwarzenegger said. “This...

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