Advancing Technology Aerial Firefighting Through Massive Multimodal Mobility
The United States (U.S.) is on fire… literally. According to the , this calendar year the nation has experienced 39,955 wildfires, two thousand plus more than the ten-year average (37,675). Thus far, 104 large fires have ravaged 2.4 million acres. lists the still-burning California Dixie fire as the second largest in the state’s history, having already destroyed 1,109 structures in its path. Two organizations, the (“The Collective”) and (“COE”), have partnered up to combat this problem together, using networked advanced technology.
Todd Spain, Executive Director of The Collective, who considers himself, “a lifelong technology guy whose mission is to make technology work to improve the world” founded The Collective as a non-profit just a few…