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Firefighting planner

Firefighting planner


1.Introduce yourself (2 sec): What is your name and your team’s name?
Hi this is Daijiro and Minami, from team firefighting planner.

2. Lead us in (3 sec): What topic does your solution address, or what is your passion?
We addressed three pain points found in journey against wildfire.

3. Name your solution (5 sec): Provide a title and tagline to catch your audience’s attention (What do people gain? Where is the opportunity? What problem does it solve?)
Our solution, “Firefighting planner,” is a one-stop platform for citizens and firefighters to protect lives and nature together.

4. Describe your idea (10 sec): How does it work? (Display a prototype. Describe a user’s experience. Include how data and technology make your solution possible.)
As a citizen, I can report wildfires and ask for help.

As a firefight team manager, referring to satellite data and citizen reports, I can make and share my fire mitigation plan.

As a firefighter, I can learn from past fire suppression activities.

5. Look into the future (10 sec): Paint a picture (What will your idea change? Tantalize your audience with what it could be. What can your solution do for people, the world, and beyond?)
Our solution will reduce three painful numbers of wildfire: burned area, economic losses, and # of houses at risk.

Let’s save more lives and nature together.

Daijiro Wachi

October 27, 2019

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  1. Team: Firefighting planner
    Member: Daijiro, Minami
    Collaborative planning tool for firefighting against wildfire
    NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2019

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  2. Addressed 3 pain points in journey against wildfire
    Source: Ars Technica, European Forrest Institute, Forest Stewards Guild
    Refrain from

    actions potentially

    trigger wildfire
    Predict wildfire
    Become aware

    of incidents
    1. Communication and coordination among citizens and firefighters
    get more difficult/expensive as a wildfire spreads more broadly

    2. Rapid firefighting planning is required since fire spreads

    3. Learnings and skills from first-hand experiences are not fully
    shared among firefighters


    Pain points

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  3. Way forward

    To realize

    the impact
    Reduction in burned area: ~8.8 mil acres burned in 2018

    Reduction in losses: ~$12.5 bil insured losses from the 2017 October and
    December wildfires

    Reduction in # of homes at high risk: 4.5 mil US homes at high risk (2017)
    Collect more data to implement the accurate simulation model

    • Improve availability of satellite data (FIRMS): Minimize delay, increase grid granularity

    • Keep track of fire suppression activities day by day

    Test with real users to improve usability

    Discover more potential use cases (e.g., Earthquake)
    Source: National Interagency Fire Center, Insurance Information Institute, Verisk, Moody’s

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  4. Let’s save more lives and nature together
    Try our app!

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