Amplicam’s wildfire detection, monitoring & control system has just been launched in South Africa. It helps to protect local farmers against vandalism and wildfires caused by riots.
just one step from a tragedy in Jaunciems – a territory located
near Latvia’s capital city Riga. During one of the hottest summers
ever recorded in the country, a wildfire started in the forest at
Jaunciems just 300m away from houses. Most likely it started in
several places simultaneously.
The number of wildfires is increasing all over the planet each year. There is no single understanding, principles, or guidelines on how to prevent them. Everything depends on the willingness of owners of forests to take care of their territories as well as on society’s level of education on how to behave inside and around forests. Given the overall development of technology, different advanced technologies able to detect and prevent wildfires are becoming more accessible. However people in the industry are not that keen on using them yet, so let's explore methods that currently are available for fighting wildfires.
2018 was the deadliest and the most destructive wildfire season in California with 102 fatalities and costing over USD 3.5 billion. Around this time a lot of wildfires also occurred in other parts of the world. For example, in Greece in 2018 about 102 people lost their lives in a wildfire. In Portugal in 2017 wildfires took 66 lives. And it didn’t stop there.
Amplicam, pursuing it's expansion goals in export markets,
has joined Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Andris Luriņš, CEO Amplicam:
Amplicam, as a provider of
early stage automated fire detection systems, video surveillance &
geographic information, and fire-fighting resource control and reporting
systems, is thrilled to be part of such a vibrant and active business community
as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. We appreciate the Chamber’s real
and tangible engagement in helping Amplicam to succeed in Canada.
Ed Kalvins, President and Chaiman of Canadian Chamber of
Commerce welcomed the new member:
"Latvia generates extremely useful innovations. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia promotes the development of partnerships between Canadian and Latvian entrepreneurs, and are please to support the introduction of Amplicam expertise to Canada and the world in an effort to minimize the effects of devastating wildfires as our contribution to our climate and to the well-being of humanity. We welcome innovative entrepreneurs such as Amplicam to our membership ranks."
For more inquiries: info(at)amplicam.com