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Florida to protect firefighters via GPS

US: The Florida Forest Service is equipping its frontline firefighters with GPS units that provide location points on supervisors' laptops. This step has been taken to avoid communication breakdown and at the same time protect the lives of firefighters in Florida. To cut through the fog and friction, the Florida Forest Service has been rolling out its Asset Tracker System, equipping all of the nearly 400 bulldozers and fire engines statewide with GPS receivers and radio transmitters. System software will be installed in the laptops of nearly 60 supervisors.

Source: Orlando sentinel