WILDFIRE

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.

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FTS360 SOFTWARE

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.

Fuel moisture stick

Fuel Temperature and Moisture Sensor

The FTS FS-3 electronic fuel stick sensor is commonly deployed on-site near prescribed burn and wildfire operations. The sensor’s output tracks closely with 10-hour fuel moisture, an invaluable indicator of fire behavior.
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Gill Ultrasonic

Gill Windsonic

Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors offer an alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller type wind sensors.
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Anemometer

Anemometer

Acu-Res sets FT sensors apart from mechanical and other ultrasonic wind sensing technologies to give a more robust and reliable measurement solution.
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SDI Soil Moisture Sensor

SD Soil Moisture / Temperature Sensor

The FTS SDI soil sensor is the Stevens Hydra Probe II, which offers a unique advantage over other soil probes by providing an all-in-one, in-situ system that can measure many different parameters simultaneously.
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F6-Datalogger

F6 Datalogger

Designed to be simple to use and to maintain, the F6 Datalogger eliminates the need to take a laptop and cables into the field because it incorporates an easy to operate, touchscreen user interface.
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AirTalk

AirTalk

AirTalk gives fixed or portable RAWS the ability to “talk” with crews through their current handheld radios, giving them access to all current weather conditions.
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RAOS

Remote Automated Observation System (RAOS)

An invaluable tool for fire management, the RAOS can be quickly deployed for prescribed burns and for smoke monitoring. Its thermal camera capabilities make it perfect for hot spot monitoring and tracking, day or night.
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Wildfire-PTZ

Wildfire PTZ

Wildfire PTZ camera system provides you with live 1080p video streaming at 30fps with a 360 degree FOV, 40x optical zoom capability and an internal heater for operation to -40 C.
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RAOS

Remote Automated Observation System (RAOS)

An invaluable tool for fire management, the RAOS can be quickly deployed for prescribed burns and for smoke monitoring. Its thermal camera capabilities make it perfect for hot spot monitoring and tracking, day or night.
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Wildfire-PTZ

Wildfire PTZ

Wildfire PTZ camera system provides you with live 1080p video streaming at 30fps with a 360 degree FOV, 40x optical zoom capability and an internal heater for operation to -40 C.
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Micro Weather Sensor

Micro Weather Sensor (MWS)

This all-in-one micro weather sensor (MWS®) is not only compact, but is robust with the ability to report more than 20 environmental parameters.
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Axiom-Analog-Interface-Module

Axiom SDI-AM Analog Interface Module

The Axiom SDI-AM Analog Interface Module is a flexible expansion interface that is compatible with a wide variety of analog sensors and any SDI-12 compliant datalogger / DCP such as the Axiom.
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RAW Enclosure

RAWS Enclosure

The KW1 Enclosure provides secure and simple housing of equipment at Fixed RAWS (Remote Automated Weather Station) sites.
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Battery

Heavy-Duty Battery and Cables

FTS uses a starved electrolyte heavy-duty battery. This 6 Cell, 12 Volt valve-regulated lead-acid battery powers all our fixed RAWS, and was chosen for its tolerance of extreme environmental conditions.
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Solar Panel

Solar Panels

FTS Solar Panels are available in two sizes, all suitable for use with environmental monitoring stations. The 20W panel is a standard component of all our systems, a 50W panel is also available.
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Trileg

Tri-Leg Tower

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