San Diego Firefighters Receive New Technology To Improve Communication

  • Source: KPBS-TV PBS San Diego
  • Published: 08/10/2017 05:28 PM

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will provide the city of San Diego with the use of an aircraft to improve communication between firefighters during wildfires, the mayor's office announced Thursday. In the first phase of an agreement between the company and the city, San Diego firefighters will ride along on a General Atomics aircraft outfitted with sensors focused on gathering details on fire behavior and location. The information can then be relayed to officials on the ground to ensure that fire personnel are sent to where they can be the most effective. Mayor Kevin Faulconer called the deal "a game changer" for fighting fires.


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