Locating and rescuing people from fires is not an easy task. Pillars smoke will hide objectives and blurry vision for firefighters. Also, high concentrations of carbon dioxide make it hard for victims to survive long enough to be rescued. To reduce tragedies resulting from a fire, firefighters in the Greater Manchester area of the U.K. launched a drone equipped with an infra-red camera during a massive fire in the city center. Thanks to the help of the UAS, firefighter were a
Canada has a problem. There have been 1,329 wildfires in Alberta this year. 834 of them have been started by humans.
The result has been 9 millions liters of fire retardant pumped by pilots flying 30,998 hours of firefighting missions. This has gotten expensive. Alberta's five-year average for aircraft costs in wildfire management is approximately $128 million, so it is important for fire officials to look at all types of technologies that could save money and lives, accor
SUMMARY: Drones are a valuable tool for firefighters and HAZMAT teams to use when responding to an incident. UAV video streams allow for fire commanders to quickly assess the scope of the incident from the air, effectively deploy resources, monitor incident operations, and capture footage for release to news and media outlets.
PROBLEM: In early 2014, a large fire has broke out at the Stony Creek Quarry in Connecticut. A supply of ammonium nitrate - fuel oil (ANFO) -- the lar
9/11; the moniker still continues to stir tense feelings 15 years. I had lived in Lower Manhattan in New York City for almost two years. I looked at the Twin Towers every day when I walked out my front door. I had been to events at Window's on the World, lingered in the World Trade Center (WTC) plaza, and often simply admired these iconic landmarks with quiet pride for what they represented.
I left New York on the morning of September 1, 2001 to move back to Miami. Litt
SUMMARY: UAV's help provide fire department commanders better situational awareness about the types of events they are responding to. Imagery from drones gives commanders much needed insight about the often dangerous and fast-moving incidents they are sending firefighters into. This can help save lives.
PROBLEM: Firefighting tactics have changed little over the years. Commanders typically use the same proven strategies based on experience and instinct that has served them