FTS is the world leader in environmental monitoring solutions for wildfires.
RELIABLE WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Every year, 35 million hectares – or about 1% of the world’s forests – are lost to wildfire. Recently in North America the area burnt by wildfire has increased sharply, while regions like Southeast Asia, Europe and South America have seen a rise in the number of land-clearing fires and other escaped wildfires in equatorial forests. A reliable fire danger rating system is acknowledged worldwide as the keystone of effective wildfire management. A fire danger rating system removes reliance on experience and intuition, and instead allows decisions to be based on consistent, science-based criteria. An early study of Canada’s fire danger rating system found that over an eleven-year period the system saved more than $750 million in firefighting expenditures.
FTS solutions are used and supported by agencies, utilities, and others to manage and mitigate wildfires in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The FTS portable and fixed remote automated weather stations (PAWS and RAWS) meet and exceed the national standard for wildfire.
FTS can provide the complete solution to fit your budget, from prevention and preparedness to ignition detection and spread prediction, to rehabilitation and recovery combining wildfire, hydrology, road weather and landslide monitoring technologies.
THE COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR YOUR NETWORK
FTS360 is a secure and reliable cloud-based platform that allows you to view sensor and station data, camera images and video. Take advantage of user programmable advanced calculations, intelligent alerting, and full configuration capabilities no matter where you are.
Article: The Importance of a Dedicated Fire Weather Network
Every year a vast majority of 30–46 million km2 of the global land surface burn due to wildfire, approximately 4% of the global land surface. Recently in North America the area burnt by wildfires has increased sharply, while regions like Southeast Asia and South America have seen a rise in the number of land-clearing fires and other escaped wildfires in equatorial forests. In 1997, Malaysia, for example, spent $8.2 million to put out fires that resulted in major evacuations.