Wildfire app to help Okla. fire dept. fight fires

The Collector app allows firefighters to view structures, types of terrain, map out fires and attack plans and add photos or videos


OKLAHOMA CITY — A new app is being touted as a game changer by first responders in their fight against Oklahoma wildfires.

The Oklahoma Forestry Services has become the first state agency in the nation to utilize the Collector app during initial attacks on wildfires.

"This is really about saving time, saving lives, and saving property," said Mark Goeller, fire management chief with Oklahoma Forestry Services. "It means fires can be more quickly sized up and firefighters can be efficiently deployed to the areas where they are most needed."

Full story: App aimed at saving lives being used by fire departments in central Oklahoma

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