Bushfires affect one in ten Australians. To have any chance of bushfire control, early detection is critical. So in partnership with NRMA Insurance we set about exploring new ways to identify bushfires sooner.
The NRMA FireBlanket Project is a prototype, early bushfire detection network that not only smells a bushfire but helps pinpoint, track and predict where it could spread. Essentially an on the ground ‘bush intelligence’ system. Whilst bushfires will always be a threat knowing about them sooner will give everyone a better chance.