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FireWhat Inc.

FireWhat is a Geographic Information Systems Technology company, that maps emergency incidents, and tracks responders in and out of the field!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Bend, OR, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 15
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary is an information sharing platform for the fire service and the public living in fire prone areas. FireWhat Inc. specializes in information about large wildfires and other major disasters around the country, the website also has information on training and education, firefighter jobs and firefighter news. FireWhat Inc. also conducts research and development to design and build incident management software and mobile applications.


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    Sam Lanier
    Co-Founder and CEO

    I have worked in a vast array of professional fields in the Government, Public, and Non Profit sectors. Specific goals are to collaborate ideas to make life easier on all walks of life.

    Currently, I am working to better the way information is shared amongst the Fire and Emergency Services Communities and the public. It has been a personal goal to address the way information is delivered by incorporating technology into the Fire Service.

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    Ryan Avila
    Co-Founder and Vice President of Research

    I am a professional and volunteer firefighter in California and have been in the fire service for 7 years. During the winter I work as a professional ski patroller and I am a member of the National Ski Patrol. I am a teacher’s aid at our local college, where I help with the Associates of Fire Technology degree classes and I am also an instructional aid for our fire academy.

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    Nick Clayton-Syrrist
    Marketing and Sales Director

    I am in charge of all marketing and PR at FireWhat Inc. I have a B.S. in Cultural Geography and Forestry from Virginia Tech and I am currently working on an MBA at Southern Oregon University.


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    Jeremy Woodburn and Kyle Muteff
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    Lynn Teuscher of Aiello Goodrich and Teuscher, Mt. Shasta CA