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SAFENET ID:
20170719-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
07/03/2017 0900
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Brianhead
Fire Number:
K@BV 
State:
Utah
Jurisdiction:
State
Local Unit:
Southwest Area
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Readiness/Preparedness
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
GISS 
Task:
Communication/Situational Awareness 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
Overhead 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Human Factors
Human Factors:
Situational Awareness  
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
Greetings,
I would like to bring up a concern about the limits of some technology access that we are experiencing in incidents.

Most of our incidents now use an app called Avenza Maps Pro that loads maps onto a mobile device for situational awareness and communication. Having accurate and current maps is critical for both of these tenants of LCES.

What I have noticed is that state and local units do not have full access to this technology because it is cost prohibitive. Other federal agencies do and use the technology extensively, while their cooperators are not able to gain the same situational awareness.

It would be great if this technology could be provided to the incident cooperators so that they can gain the same situational awareness and communicate from the same source of truth that the federal partners are.

There are a lot of details and complications behind this potential issue and I would be glad to provide more detail if you feel it is needed.

Thank you for your consideration and for providing an avenue for us to present safety concerns.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
We try to provide work-arounds, but these complicate things and lead to people not wanting to adopt the technology.


Corrective Actions

20170719-0001-CA001

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