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New weapon detects bushfires in minutes

The Sunshine Coast has a world-leading tool to help safeguard people, properties, and our natural assets.

New weapon detects bushfires in minutes

To ensure the safety of our communities, the Sunshine Coast has a program developed by local company exci to swiftly spot heat and smoke.

The AI-assisted program analyses satellite images and on-ground cameras. Once a fire is detected, emergency services and Council will receive immediate reports and can consider an appropriate response in consultation with our partner agencies.

The roll-out of the bushfire detection system in our region was the result of a collaboration between Qld Fire and Emergency Services, HQ Plantations, Powerlink as well as Sunshine Coast based businesses exci and Landwatch Australia.

Find out more information on the program here.