August 8, 2019
Firefighters Get Served with Flexible GPS Telematics
Last summer, my family was evacuated from our California home due to a wildfire. The dry brush on a nearby hillside burned right up to the line, where we saw a crew of yellow-clad firemen working tirelessly through the night. They saved our home, and our community. Again.
So it’s especially gratifying that some of those firefighters are now customers. “Last year, Treasure Valley Fire was one of hundreds of firefighting crews and emergency responders who answered the call for assistance during the 2018 California wildfire season. There were more than 8,500 fires that burned 1.6 million acres and resulted in more than 100 deaths, including six firefighters, and $12 billion worth of insurance claims.”
Treasure Valley Fire has a mixed fleet, deployed remotely in several states. They are seasonal, and want to be able to switch GPS devices between equipment. So an interchangeable device, designed for multiple asset types, comes in handy. And seeing all their vehicles and equipment on one screen is very useful.
Business Fleet interviewed Treasure Valley Fire’s Steve Rooks as part of their August cover story, and the complete article is here: https://www.businessfleet.com/337275/telematics-from-research-to-implementation