Richmond, Va. – June 3, 2013 – Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial and strategic planning services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Data Transfer Solutions’ wildfire division (DTSWildfire). DTSWildfire provides a wide range of services and software products used to support fire protection, planning, response, suppression, and incident management.
The frequency and severity of wildfires has dramatically increased over recent years. Access to accurate and timely information is more important than ever, so that incidents can quickly be assessed and appropriate resources can be deployed. With the acquisition of DTSWildfire, Timmons Group will offer additional value for both existing and prospective clients within the natural resources, forestry, and wildfire industries. DTSWildfire provides a suite of services and products that address key wildland fire planning and operational management requirements - ranging from risk assessment to real-time dispatch and resource tracking. Timmons Group’s existing enterprise solutions, including robust mobile development capabilities, will be enhanced through the integration of WildfireMaps.com and mobile wildfire response and analysis technology. In addition to the acquisition of DTSWildfire, Timmons Group will look to leverage the mobile asset inventory capacity within DTS.
Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions with Timmons Group stated "We believe this is a very positive development for our Forestry and Natural Resource clients. We have a long history of working with state, federal and private natural resource and conservation clients and by adding both expertise and software products specific to wildfire management – we can better serve our clients. Wildfire management is an extremely important element of all forestry organizations, and the need for technology advancements to address the multiple challenges in this field is growing."
With the acquisition, David Buckley will be joining Timmons Group to lead their wildfire service and product lines. With over 25 years of experience within the industry Mr. Buckley will enhance the ability to respond to clients’ needs with a full suite of forest land management products and services. “The combination of our wildfire subject matter expertise and existing capabilities with the rich suite of forest land management services already within Timmons Group is very exciting. We can now provide a full suite of forest land management services and products that addresses both forest development as well as forest protection. In addition, the advanced web and mobile application development capabilities within Timmons Group provide the resources necessary to really make a difference. After all, in wildfire management it's all about saving lives and homes.” – David Buckley, Senior Consultant for GIS Solutions, Timmons Group.
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