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...