Climate change is a global issue, and needs everyone, from every corner of the world, to do their part. Most companies, big and small, are doing what they can to use more sustainable, climate-friendly alternatives that are cost effective, from materials used in product development, to finding a more sustainable supply chain, to even offering work-from-home policies to reduce the carbon footprint left by their teams. There’s no two ways about it: climate change is here and we, as a global population, have to do something about it.
But how does fire impact climate change?Fantastic question. For starters, forget the colossal damage caused by fires, and take a look at the product of fire itself: smoke and toxic gases. When certain materials are heated and burned, they release toxic gases, which when inhaled, can be harmful or even fatal. These gases then rise, adding to the already polluted atmosphere.
The other by-product of fire is smoke. When smoke rises, it’s added to the existing pollution, but when it’s a particularly bad fire, with a lot of smoke, it prevents air circulation and reduces cloud cover and rainfall. This in turn increases the temperature, which adds to the existing rise in climate issue. It’s akin to pouring salt into a wound; the problem is already there, and fires are making it worse. This is much more visible in large areas that are impacted from wildfires, such as the Amazon rainforest and certain parts of the United States and Australia; but this is the science behind how smoke quickens the climate crisis.
On the flip side of this, climate change is impacting the prevalence of wildfires. The hotter the planet gets, the more frequent these fires will become. And more fires means more of these greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, along with toxic gases from anything else that it burns in its wake and a reduction of cloud cover which leads to an increase in climate temperature… which leads to more wildfires… and we are in this vicious cycle of wildfires and rising temperatures that just feed off of and into each other.
While it seems like there is little that can be done, there is a lot that we can do to slow the process. The coronavirus pandemic lockdowns across the world highlighted this: by slowing down or stopping, the planet recovers. By working remotely and reducing our individual carbon footprints from our daily commutes, and changing our individual habits to more planet friendly ones, we can slow the climate crisis; but it has to be a group effort. It must also be adopted by governments, corporations, industries, communities, businesses, and individuals. Everyone plays their part in the future of the planet and the frequency of fires.
What does the climate crisis have to do with Onetrace Fire Protection App?
Working in the fire industry means that we are very close to issues that impact our environment and public safety. As a company, we try our best to work sustainably, by keeping commutes at a minimum, working remotely and hosting online conference calls with clients rather than physical meetings, all where possible.
When it comes to our product, Onetrace App, we take the same approach. We want our clients to know that by using Onetrace, they can reduce their carbon footprint. How? A very simple way is through no longer having to drive from site to site to check in on operatives. You can see everything you need right from the app, in real time; this feature is also a massive cost saver since you will also not be using unnecessary fuel driving from site to site. And with VIP access for clients, your update meetings can be almost eliminated, since the client can see exactly what you see, in real time; this feature is also a massive time saver and makes client communication in general a lot more effective and efficient.
Ready to operate a little greener and supercharge your company’s efficiency? All you need to do is simply get in touch or request a demo. If you’re not ready to commit, that’s okay - you can try Onetrace completely free for 14 days with zero obligation or commitment. No fuss, no hassle.