Leaders from the Southern California fire community, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Intterra gathered in Los Alamitos on Monday, September 23, 2019 for a demonstration and press conference on the new 150-day pilot program, known as FIRIS.
Editor's note: Here is a blog post (with killer pictures) from one of our amazing team members, Krista West. Here's a little bit about her:
Had you told me 3 years ago that in 2016 I was going to be riding in the passenger’s seat to help Colorado’s experts in wildland firefighting get their hands on a new fire prediction model, I would have kind of squinted my eyes at you (that’s my puzzled look, not angry) and said, “Come again?"
For that matter, you could have said that to me in January of this year and I might have had the same response—that’s just how quickly new, cool data integrations heat up at Intterra.
We recently enjoyed a significant milestone in our joint venture with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to add the latest exploration into the CAWFE® model for fire prediction. That’s CAWFE®, sounds a lot like “coffee” with emphasis on the front-end “caw." After years of research and development, NCAR and DFPC unveiled the Colorado Fire Prediction System to a group of trusted users via SituationAnalyst (SA).
There has been a lot of hustle and bustle going on over here at the Intterra offices and after months of developing, testing, improving and more testing, we can finally say that our labors have come to fruition. Without further ado, we are incredibly proud to introduce to you the SA Field Tool App.