Thursday, August 20, 2015

Using Drone Technology to Help the Firefight

Firefighters with drone.  Photo: Kevin Clifford
Lots of chatter these days about the difficulties presented when hobby drone fliers interrupt the firefighting effort.  But the Desert Research Institute is launching a project to see how unmanned aircraft systems might improve wildfire management and safety.

Firefighters may be able to observe sudden shifts in weather, extreme fire behavior, use infrared cameras and sample smoke concentrations.  More here

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