Companies are always prepared to take care of heat injury instances.

Companies are always prepared to take care of heat injury instances.

Between 2018 and 2022, Fort Moore recorded the largest share (16.7%) of heat injury events among 250+ U.S. military installations (1). And while there’s no way to turn down the heat in Georgia, there is a way to improve those numbers by mitigating the heat safety risk on site.

US Ignite worked closely with Fort Moore officials over the last year to create a new Heat Risk Management (HRM) application. Developed as a key component of the Smart Installation and Community Dashboard (SICD), the HRM app harnesses the power of IoT sensors and data analytics to lessen the threat of heat-related injuries during training.

The Heat Risk Management App

Traditionally, safety officers at Fort Moore have conducted heat index checks manually in a time-consuming effort prone to human error. To improve the process, US Ignite collaborated with Fort Moore Garrison Command and U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers to develop an automated solution.

To start, US Ignite spearheaded the effort to identify critical components of the problem and compile a set of solution requirements. Next, US Ignite evaluated numerous IoT devices before selecting and deploying hardware at Fort Moore.

Lastly, US Ignite developed the HRM software to collect sensor data and proactively send SMS notifications to officials every 20 minutes so they have the necessary information to make the best decisions regarding work and rest cycles. These reminders and notifications serve to improve the safety officers’ ability to rapidly detect and respond to potential heat risks.

US Ignite’s custom-built HRM app offers Fort Moore leaders a communicative, interactive, and informative tool that can prevent injuries and save lives.

For a closer look at the HRM app and other innovative projects, download the case study.

Download the HRM App Case Study


Screenshot of Heat Risk Management Dashboard



(1) MSMR April 2023. Volume 30, No. 04. (

(2) Brief Report: Direct Care Cost of Heat Illness to the Army, 2016–2018 (