The Texas A&M Forest Service will showcase
the newest tool in wildfire and
hazard management at Lone Star College-Montgomery on Friday, April 1 in building
B, room 102.
3D tool in wildfire and hazard management at Lone Star College-Montgomery on Friday, April 1 in building B, room 102. Come see this exciting technology and learn how it can help your community train for fighting wildfires. The event is free and open to the public.
“This new 3D Simtable technology is a projector that creates a virtual projection on a large sandbox,” says Stuart Coombs, wildland urban interface specialist. “At this event we will recreate a historic fire that has occurred in Texas and zoom in on it. We will also stop and explain what happened to the fire at certain points and explain the lessons we learned.”
The technology uses geographic data and a variety of colorful and interactive features to project customized, realistic landscapes. This feature creates training scenarios based on terrain, weather and existing infrastructure.
Short, local, Texas-specific tactical decision scenarios will also be presented showing different local counties, fuel types and fire weather conditions. Participants will also tour a completed hazardous fuels reduction project and learn how to manage fuels to fight wildfires.
This workshop is being held in collaboration with the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo, LSC-Montgomery and Texas A&M Forest Service.
Participants may attend one of three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Each session lasts two hours. Those interested in attending must register for free at www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-3d-wildfire-simulation-technology-tickets-20979477181
For more information on the technology and the event, contact Stuart Coombs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.827.4233.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.