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Remote Camera Wildfire Alert Pilot Program

Concerning the establishment of a pilot program to implement a remote camera wildfire alert system, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires the center of excellence for advanced technology aerial firefighting (center of excellence) in the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety to establish a remote camera technology pilot program. The center of excellence must acquire or contract for a system of remote pan-tilt-zoom cameras and associated tools to provide a live feed of information that can detect, locate, and confirm ignition in the wildland-urban interface. The center of excellence must report to the wildfire matters review committee on the system's effectiveness and potential for more widespread use in the state.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Catlin, Rep. B. McLachlan
Sen. D. Coram



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details