RoGo Fire is developing an advanced satellite integrated communication solution including devices and software designed to enable wildland firefighters to communicate and access data in remote areas where cellular service is unreliable or not available.
Our mission is to deliver a communication system that will reduce line of duty deaths, firefighting expense and property damage, as well as improve firefighter situational awareness by ensuring a productive deployment of emergency responders and a more effective hazard response execution utilizing state of the art communications technology.
PROBLEM / OPPORTUNITY
On today’s large wild land fires, there is a lack of current and consistent communication technology to support the firefighting personnel – resulting in communications inaccuracies, no communication at all and limited timely updates. This is primarily due to the constant hand-off of information between parties (think the
telephone game), no VHF or cellular service in remote areas, use of two-way radios and the large distances between parties in a remote emergency scene.
RoGo has developed a patented integrated satellite communications system incorporating GPS / SatCom enabled tablets/phones and portable GPS transceivers (Dropballs), the latest incident management software and SatCom communications providers. Our Firefighting Advanced Asset, Communication, Tracking System
(FAACTS) will enable firefighters to communicate with incident command and emergency response operations in real time and share up to the minute vital scene information, like the status & GPS location of firefighters and resources, weather, digital mapping, photos, changes in assignment, etc.
Initially, we are targeting firefighting and emergency responders who are in desperate need of newer communication technology. All types of hazard response teams could utilize this system.
Secondary markets in consideration are DoD, insurance, remote mining, oil & gas, logging, utilities, outdoor adventure, commercial fishing, remote healthcare and all hazard incidents.
We extend the functionality of any SaaS platform in cellular denied areas.
What Makes us Unique?
The secret sauce of the RoGo System is based on our patented 3-part system. We offer a completely integrated solution that provides technology and functionality to all of those involved in wild land firefighting. We are focused on providing a wildland firefighting solution that brings information and technology to those who need it the most – the firefighters in remote areas. FAACTS is based on the best SATCOM data bandwidth available, a wildland fire asset tracking and data resource communication system, touch screen position calling for direct communication and GPS location and tracking devices with vector positioning for slurry drops and a GPS/Satcom enabled tablet that is deployable to the crews – providing access to situational awareness information needed to be more effective in their efforts.