Fireball.International brings over 75 years of active firefighting experience (Ground, Airborne and Helitack) to the table. Six members of Fireball.International’s team are volunteer or professional firefighters. They have experienced firsthand the mental and emotional impact of battling the blazes and their aftermath.
It takes a Community
to save the Village
We are united by a single purpose: Providing our firefighters with real time intelligence, supporting them in their effort to protect our lives, homes, environment, and wildlife. Our team consists of scientists and professionals of many fields, ranging from Astrophysics, Biology, Data Science, Fire Ecology, Mathematics to Zythology.
More frequent fires spreading over larger areas create a volatile situation for firefighters and our communities. Repeatedly responding to record-breaking wildfires stretches our firefighting resources to their limits, putting the firefighters and our community at increased risk. We believe that together we are not powerless in the face of wildfires.
Our early detection, assessment, and mapping system allows for rapid, effective fire suppression, empowering our firefighters in the protection of what we love and that is important to us.
The Fireball Team
A/Prof Tim Ball
Chief Technology Officer
Chairman of the Board
“Watching fires burn and being part of the teams scrambling to understand the unfolding disaster, my mind often flashes to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Garden at the National Interagency Fire Centre in Boise, Idaho. When I walk through that garden, I see the names of dozens of people who I knew. I don’t want to lose more friends.”
Chief Executive Officer
“Every day I am inspired by the people I work with, who are both talented and passionate. It is the combination of these two factors that enables us to create cutting edge technology that helps firefighters to protect our communities from the ravages of bushfires – and there is no better feeling than to know you are making a difference.”
Chief Operating Officer
Director and Company Secretary
“Supporting our firefighters in saving our homes, memories, and dreams makes me feel empowered and gives me a deep sense of human solidarity.”
Dr Marek Jakubowski
Vice President Product Management and Product Design
“You mean I get to be creative, design an amazing product, dig deep into science, AND simultaneously make the world a better place? Sign me up! I couldn’t have dreamed of a project that better fulfils my passions, skills, and inspiration. We all work hard at Fireball, but the mission and contribution to improve our community is making it seem like we’re just having a good time.”
“I want to make the world a better place and working for Fireball.International is one way I can do that.”
Regional Director, Business Development and Sales
“The decision to join the team at Fireball.International was an easy one. The chance to work internationally with a group of dedicated and passionate professionals in this field was too good to pass up. We all have the common goal of providing an effective early warning system against the devastation effects of bushfire that can prevent loss of life and loss of property.”
“I have always like software engineering as it allows anyone with a computer to build incredible things. And using software to be able to detect bushfires early, potentially saving lives falls into the category of an incredible thing. A bonus for me is that the team members are smart and motivated creating a wonderful environment to work in.”
Dr Patrick Sansom
“I like the challenge of working on a hard technical problem that is easy to explain at the dinner table and has obvious real world benefits.”
Web & Graphics Design
PR & Communication Manager
“The team at Fireball.International are doing extraordinary things that will benefit all of us by keeping us safe from the ravages of bushfires. To work alongside such incredible talent is both satisfying and incredibly humbling – every day I am in awe of these amazing humans.”