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 Jim Thomasson (B.Sc.)

Jim was involved in wildfire operations as a firefighter from 1981 to 1990; the last six years of which were in Alberta’s rappel program. Jim worked in forestry part-time in Alberta and in Sweden during the winter months when not in university. In 1990, Jim received an Avionics Engineering Technology Diploma from SAIT and worked on a variety of avionics and radio systems projects culminating in 3 yeas as a system engineer for landmine detection. Jim worked with our armed forces in Afghanistan providing training and technical support for which he received a General Service Medal. Jim joined the fire group in 2006 as the primary researcher for the Wildfire & Railroads Program. Jim successfully combines his wildfire background and love of all things electronic on projects intended to discover how advances in technology can support wildfire operations.

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