COURTNEY’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IS OUR ABILITY TO EVOLVE, INNOVATE, AND THEN INFLUENCE KEY DECISION MAKERS TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED FIRE MANAGEMENT
The Courtney team are innovators. They are recognized in the industry for leadership in fire data intelligence and have won competitive contracts due to cutting edge service delivery. Their proprietary infrared data management and communication networks have influenced significant improvement in fire suppression and management.
A History of Innovation
2021 Delivered 15 TeraBytes of imagery of Calfornia’s worst-ever fire siege to Universities for studying/analyzing gigafire behavior, mitigation, fire ecology and discovering Giant Sequoia Redwoods groves and the effects of fire
2020 Mapped over 100 Million acres of fires for CAL FIRE and NIROPS. Set records for most fires and acreage mapped
2019 Orange County FIRIS (State/CALOES pilot program) delivering fire perimeters in 15-minute intervals and live streaming IR/EO continuously from Santa Barbara to Mexico
2019 First to deliver stare-step IR mapping to the federal National Infrared Fire Operations (NIROPS)
2018 SureFire enhanced thermal thresholds of fire for easier firefighter viewing
2018 Live IR/EO streamed to mobile devices (Android, IOS, PCs) with a 2-second delay
2017 Live IR/EO of multiple fires per flight to Incident firecamp Situations Unit using an airborne repeater aircraft (Manned-UAV). Provided recurring interactive map updates.
2017 Field ground-control of Air Attack’s airborne IR/EO by Division Supervisors on the fireline to inspect for spotfires and slopovers without hiking miles of a dangerous line
2016 Live IR/EO steam over MANET microwave Mesh bringing Common Operating Picture (COP) simultaneously to multiple fire camps and teams. Implemented multiple turnkey MANET Radio Vans allowing multi-million acreage coverage set up in 30 minutes and live streaming/control to anywhere in the world
2016 Defied fire GIS for pilots on iPad with ForeFlight. Still a standard today.
2015 Live IR/EO and interactive ground operations of the airborne gimbal in Ops-tent over multi-point microwave.
2014 Live IR/EO streamed to ground fire teams over a point-to-point microwave network
2013 Easily pointable IR/EO gimbal on Touch Tablet for Air Attack situational awareness (SA)
2012 Live streaming of AR infrared to the ground over cellular
2010 Defined standardized fire GIS on moving map iPad with Avanza. Still a standard today
2009 Thermal Infrared augmented reality (AR) in the cockpit with continuous passive display.
2009 Transmitting updated fire perimeters to ground teams over Iridium satellite
2008 GPS Moving Map-GIS for Air Attack to draw updated fire perimeters
2007 GPS Moving Map on Windows Touch-Tablet PC with daily team fire overlays
2005 Training station with extra GPS, Moving Map, AM and FM radio – now a required standard for all Air Attack Aircraft
2004 Airborne repeater CC450
2003 TCAS on Courtney aircraft – now a required standard for all Air Attack Aircraft
1997 GPS Moving Maps on Windows Fujitsu Tablet for Air Attack situational awareness