Prometeo Platform S.L. is open sourcing Pyrrha to monitor and act on firefighters health and safety as they battle blazes with support from Samsung.
SAN FRANCISCO The Linux Foundation the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source today announced it will host Pyrrha created and contributed by Prometeo Platform S.L. in collaboration with IBM to help accelerate the development and deployment of firefighter safety technology around the world. In 2019 Prometeo was named the winner of the Call for Code Global Challenge and since then their technology has been further developed with updated hardware and enhanced software through work with the IBM volunteer Service Corps and leading ecosystem partners.
Climate change has created more dangerous conditions for firefighters by increasing the risk and extent of wildfires around the world. From Australias 2020 brushfires to record-breaking wildfires in Spain and the Western United States fires in recent years have increased in number severity and destruction while posing greater immediate and long-term health risks to firefighters who battle these blazes. According to Cal Fire California is already experiencing a 26 increase in 2021 wildfire activity and a 58 increase in acres burned compared to 2020.