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Fire Weather Networks

Are you responsible for wildfire/bushfire management for the public or private sector?

firecastmedia October 8, 2020 197 1 4


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Are you making operational decisions with accurate real-time weather data?

Listen to Paul Hutton interview Chris Lindsay, National Account Manager for FTS, the global leader in Fire Weather networks. 

In under 30-minutes, Chris explains what a Fire Weather network is, how it differs from a Meteorological network, how it can benefit wildfire/bushfire operations and what other applications there are for the data it provides.

About Chris Lindsay:

Chris Lindsay has been with FTS for 18-years. His career with the company started managing Fire Weather Operations in the Northwestern United States working in some of the most fire prone regimes in North America.

Experience in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, and Oregon eventually turned to him managing FTS operations through-out the western continental United States. Chris eventually turned his focus to expanding international opportunities for FTS where he became involved in building, managing and training network operators in Mexico where he dealt directly with the Commision Nacional Del Agua (Mexican National Weather Service) the Armada de Mexico (Mexican Navy) and the Ejército Mexicano (National Defense Army) and multiple State based Civil Defense Operations.

In 2013 Chris was asked to refocus his efforts to building and sustaining Hydrological, Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Sales in Canada.

In 2016 Chris was asked to assist in FTS Business development in Australia.


Chris’s career has concentrated on “putting the right people together at the right time”, his entire experience with FTS has focused on ensuring that our customers and their associates are able to receive and make use of the data being produced from their networks. Chris realized very early on in his career with FTS that these “purpose-built networks” offer far more value to a broader range of organizations than simply the organization that purchased and deployed the network. With almost 100% of the systems that he has sold and deployed being purchased by Emergency Management and Emergency response operations Chris has concentrated his time with FTS ensuring that as many parties as possible, who could make use of Meteorological (Fire Weather) and Hydrometeorological (Flood, Stage & Drought) data had access to that data by working with, negotiating on behalf of and making  connections between different parties in the Emergency Response Management forums where he does business.

LOWER LAKE, CA – JULY 31: Flames from the Rocky Fire approach a house on July 31, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 15,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

For more information: www.ftsinc.com

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