Wildfires have become increasingly common, and when our lives and properties are in danger, we depend on local fire departments and deployed Hot Shots who put their lives in danger for us.
SDMA is located in Flagstaff Arizona, close to Prescott, AZ the former home of the Prescott Hot Shots, who were overrun while protecting the town of Yarnell. The loss of this team became the motivation for SDMA to work with NASA to apply insulations used in space to develop improved materials for the fire shelters they use as a last-stand effort when faced with out-of-control wildfires.
Photograph used by permission of the USDA Forest Service. – Bunk S: World on Fire.
We appreciate, and honor the late Senator John McCain for his interest and support of our fire shelter efforts.