FTS began in 1980 with a focus on the fire weather meteorological niche. Since then FTS has become a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring systems, instrumentation and communications technology for the Hydrology, Fire Weather and Meteorology industries. Our equipment forms the backbone of some of the world’s most sophisticated and demanding environment monitoring networks. Our mission is to make our customers successful in their efforts to monitor, record, and analyze changes in the natural environment.
FTS is the world leader in environmental monitoring solutions for fire weather (weather as it applies to predicting, preventing and managing wildfires). FTS stations are used by 100% of the top 50 government forest management agencies in every corner of the United States and Canada.
You see us every day when you’re traveling on the roads and highways of North America— FTS technology and data is used to provide the information for the “fire danger” signs, which help protect our forests and prevent forest fires.
Our equipment resides for decades in rugged terrain measuring environmental data that is transmitted back to government and private agencies that analyze and use it to make critical decisions. Our technology helps save lives, protects the environment, and is increasingly in demand due to the effects of climate change.
We pride ourselves on designing and manufacturing the world’s most reliable, easy to use, and simplest to maintain weather monitoring systems. Our headquarters, research and design lab, and manufacturing are located in Victoria, British Columbia, with a branch office in Blaine, Washington.
Customers include all levels of government in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and South America, all demanding the highest levels of reliability, accuracy, and operational effectiveness. One of our oldest customers is the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations—one of the most well-respected forest protection agency in the world.