Fixed RAWS

The FTS fixed Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) is the standard for remote automated weather stations used in North America for fire weather monitoring. It is designed specifically with the interests of fire and fuels management agencies for use in remote areas, requiring only annual service and maintenance. From the assembly of a new station at a remote location to yearly service and maintenance, the design of the FTS fixed RAWS shows our extensive 35 years of experience in the market.

  • Every component meets or exceeds US National Fire Rating System standards.
  • Approved, certified and serviced by the Remote Sensing Fire Weather Report Unit.
  • Pre-configured for fire applications and compliant with the Wild Land Fire Management Information database.

Features and Benefits

  • 10m Mast – The 10m mast now means that you can measure wind at 10m, which is the world standard set by WMO.
  • Zero civil works cost required – no cement or special engineering required. The tower provides exceptional strength and stability as a free-standing structure assembled with only a few hand tools. No need to pour a cement pad in your remote location!
  • Technician safety – doesn’t require climbing to service wind sensors. The folding mast can be lowered and raised by only one person, making it easy to access the wind sensor.
  • Easy to transport – the entire structure can be shipped on a single 7′ x 4′ pallet. With or without the pallet, it can also fit in a pickup truck.
  • Scalability – once you put in the Trileg with the data logger and telemetry you have the physical and telemetry network for a four season station. Parks Canada is adding avalanche monitoring sensors to their FW stations for full season use. It’s about asset utilization, ROI, even multiple agency using the same backbone.
  • Quick and easy to set up – assembled and anchored in one hour by two people, with a minimum of tools. Adjustable legs permit installation on uneven terrain. Full setup instructions fit on only two laminated “Quick Start” sheets.
  • Smart design ensures data integrity – By aligning one side of the triangular tower to true east/west, all of the station components requiring alignment will automatically be aligned when installed. This ensures sensors are optimally positioned, even by novice technicians.

Tri-leg Tower

The FTS Tri-leg tower is the standard for fixed (permanent) RAWS in the U.S. It’s an extremely strong, durable and sturdy platform for remote monitoring equipment that will last for decades.

Built from heavy gauge aluminum pipe welded at critical joints, the Tri-leg tower is extremely robust.

Folding mast provides fast, easy access to wind sensors. Masts are available in 20ft, 25ft and 10m heights. Existing 20ft and 25ft masts can also be upgraded.

Parks Canada Use Case

Parks Canada have equipped their fire weather stations with snow depth sensors for avalanche monitoring, turning a 3 season station into a 4 season one.

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Service and Support by Real People

FTS customers know that our equipment is exceptionally reliable and built like a tank. But the most significant reason that more weather monitoring professionals rely on FTS than any other vendor is the service and support. We really take care of our customers, and they know it. So much goes into making things extremely simple—from extensive documentation written by people who work with the same equipment in the field as our customers do, to our lifetime, toll-free technical support.

Custom Configure Your RAWS

A fixed remote automated Weather Station can be custom configured with any digital or analog sensors required. Tell us what you need and we’ll help you configure a system that will meet your exact needs.

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Sensors

The sensors listed above are standard Fire Weather sensors, but with the RAWS you have the flexibility to add any other sensors.

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