When fighting a wildfire, seconds count to make life saving decisions. Fire behavior has multiple elements, such as terrain, fuel types, density and moisture, wind direction, humidity, rapid growth of the perimeter and weather conditions.
In order to convey this information and make intelligence-based decisions, NSC3™ offers a robust, scalable communications platform to bring you and your team to the scene of the fire.
Commanders and field crews can get real-time information to make life-saving decisions fast and in a secure environment that enables situational awareness as the event unfolds.
The NSC3 Platform™ includes the following component apps:
NSC Web App™ a web application that provides a dashboard view through any device that supports a web browser. This allows the Command Center and field locations to be on the same page throughout the deployment of the fire.
NSC Mobile™ enables video from smartphones to be streamed, recorded and shared with team members. NSC Mobile™ also allows team members to see the video stream from drones and different mobile phones. Other features include Push-To-Talk, mapping and chat capabilities.
NSC Drone™ enables live video streaming from the drone camera or cameras. It allows secure recording for after-action review, training and evidence, if needed.
NSC IOT™ enables integration of other devices, such as cameras, sensors, and license plate readers into the platform. If your fleet of vehicles is equipped with mobile routers, NSC3™ can add more capability to your investment.
From the moment that the fire is detected until the last embers are out, NSC3™ can be the eyes and ears of your organization when seconds count.
The use of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or Drones are becoming widely used in firefighting. The capability to share live images securely from a drone to the team on the ground without the need for additional hardware is what makes the NSC Platform™ unique.
When using drones with thermal or daylight cameras, the images can be broadcasted, recorded, and stored. As the fire perimeter changes, you can get real-time updates to make decisions on when and where to deploy resources. In addition, you can invite more team members or a defined Private Task Team in seconds to provide more eyes and ears to the unfolding situation.