How to ensure you’re compliant for NAFC firebombing data collection requirements

In this blog we answer your questions on how to remain compliant for NAFC firebombing requirements on event data reporting.

This blog is a summary of a section within our ebook we recently published, which details our discussion with Trevor McIntyre and Richard Alder, the Former GM of NAFC in Australia.

You can get your own free copy here today.

Additional Telemetry Units are becoming more common as event reporting is becoming mandatory in many contracts worldwide. To be compliant specifically for NAFC, you will need to be looking at capturing data sets for bucket fills, bucket drops, takeoffs, and landings.

Modern telemetry units are becoming very well-suited and cost-effective for this. The AFDAU-T1, DZMx, and Trotter DataVault are specific units that allow for the automatic capture of these data sets. 

Here is an image of the event reporting requirements for firebombing events taken from a recent NAFC resource:

NAFC event reporting requirements for firebombing


As you can see: Load, Start of drop, and End of drop are the event types that need to be accurately captured and recorded.

Trevor McIntyre adds to this information, stating, “Machine readable information will be a necessity, where the core systems operators use will need to be robust, scalable and reliable enough to take the information in real-time and present it in a meaningful format, in order to make informed decisions.”

If you're ready to become compliant with NAFC for firebombing and meeting aerial firefighting contracts, get in touch with us today, we’d love to hear from you.

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