Firefighters deploy with EVERYWHERE on the front lines to battle nationwide disasters.
In 2021, there were nearly 60k wildfires in the US, affecting millions of acres of land. More than 20,000 firefighters were mobilized, often to remote and rugged terrain in the western US. Resilient and reliable communication links are a vital component of firefighters’ safety.
The EVERYWHERE Platform provides near real-time global tracking and 2-way communications via the Iridium• satellite network. Leveraging the Garmin• inReach1 satellite communicator with the EVERYWHERE team-based tracking software, firefighters have an SOS button, 2-way messaging, and location tracking to protect and connect them while fighting fires in the backcountry of the western US. The EVERYWHERE platform monitors and communicates with all firefighting resources, whether those resources are in cell coverage or completely off grid.
Real-time location updates overlaid on a map are valuable but lack the context of what is really happening in the field. Our geofence feature allows firefighters to layer updated fire perimeters onto the map so the entire firefighting team can see the perimeter as they interact with it in real-time.
Global Team SOS:
Global Team SOS enables notifications to be sent to the entire firefighting team via automated voice call, text msg, or email. When a firefighter pushes the SOS button on the inReach• or EVERYWHERE Companion App, the emergency alerts are activated, enabling the proper individuals to act at a moment’s notice. EVERYWHERE has the capability to route Emergency Alerts to any relevant stakeholder through the use of Multi-Channel Notifications, enabling firefighting professionals to determine the best course of action for a rescue in an SOS event.
“Seeing the live updating location of my crew on the fire has been a real game changer”
1A subscription plan is required to send and receive satellite messages on this device. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.Talk to an EVERYWHERE Expert