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Deployment Review: Carlton Complex Wildfire

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A brief overview of the Cisco TACOPS response to the 2014 Carlton Complex Wildfire, including tech we deployed and results from the field.

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Deployment Review: Carlton Complex Wildfire

  1. 1. Carlton Complex Response Cisco Tactical Operations www.cisco.com/go/tacops 8/15/2014 Deployment Overview (Public)
  2. 2. Cisco Public 22© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Largest fire in WA history (256,000+ acres or 5x size of Seattle) Multiple Zones, IMTs. Extremely complex management challenge. Media reports: “significant communications challenges” for incident command teams (LA Times 7/21/2014) The Carlton Complex Wildfire Image: KHQ TV
  3. 3. Cisco Public 33© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. TACOPS / DIRT response: 3 TACOPS (2 SJ, 1 RTP) + 1 DIRT (SJ) volunteer on scene Vehicles: NERV-2, Utility-2 + VSAT Trailer Kits: Two ECKs (not used), Warrior 141, RRK 101 & RRK 102 The Cisco Response
  4. 4. Cisco Public 44© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Similar scenario to 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire response: Type I Incident Management Team support, other mission critical teams, and a morale network for firefighters & support staff. New capabilities enabled us to deploy +users +security +reliability vs 2012 Two mesh networks deployed at first site + RRK, Mesh network deployed at second site. Across our networks, we supported over 673 unique devices, transferred 60+ GB of data Network Deployment
  5. 5. Cisco Public 55© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Clean Air (1550) / Meraki Air Marshal (MR 66, MR 62) Wifi enabled strong signals even in the face of significant RF congenstion (55 rogue APs at site one!) Multiple backhaul: 4G LTE backhaul primarily used, VSAT as secondary. First deployment by TacOps of Meraki tech: MX60W (RRK), MX60, MR66/62 – all worked amazingly well! Strong QoS / Traffic Shaping: Allowed for efficient use of b/w by mission critical and non-mission critical users. 750+ users at site one, 100 users at site two. Layer 7 firewall for permitted traffic. Active Security Management: Ironport WSA, Meraki + SourceFire enabled us to actively identify and protect against hostile traffic in real time. 30+ “high risk” attacks stopped against the IMT at Site 1. Enhanced Capabilities
  6. 6. Cisco Public 66© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Thank you.

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