The goal of this tracking system is to periodically and automatically track the geographical location, via GPS, and general health condition, via temperature, of multiple firefighters in the field. The end-user system is non-intrusive, so as not to interfere with existing communication systems and its use requires no attention from the firefighter. Each user's data is transmitted to the base station, where it is visually displayed on a map.
With this system, neither the firefighters in the field nor those at the base station have to spend a significant amount of time to increase the efficiency of fire fighting. The base station user can easily and quickly see the location and status of each fire fighter as well as of the fire.