Firefighting

Firefighters are quickly adopting next-generation aerial tools, ranging from multi-gas detectors to high-resolution thermal and visual cameras, enabling rapid and informed decisions when responding to volatile emergency situations

Firefighting Key Benefits

Urban Firefighting

Provide immediate aerial intelligence and guide optimal response to protect people and property

Forest Firefighting

Scan vast areas and quickly identify firelines, assess their threat, and optimize response

HazMat Operations

Rapidly and remotely identify threats while keeping response teams safe

Urban Firefighting

Traditional Challenges Urban Fire Response

  • Arriving on scene, smoke, buildings, and obstacles can make it challnging to determine the scope of a fire and its threat
  • Limited ground perspectives on the fire can hinder the optimal deployment of attention and resources
  • In the aftermath of a fire disaster, it can be hazardous and costly to survey and document damage
  • How Drones Aid Urban Firefighting

  • Fly over buildings and obstacles, and see through smoke with thermal cameras to help prioritize targets
  • Stream live video intelligence back to command centers to align teams and eliminate uncertainty
  • Leverage high-resolution cameras to remotely monitor remaining threats and document damage for future analysis
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    Forest Firefighting

    Traditional Challenges For Forest Firefighting

  • Inadequate road infrastructure and complex terrain makes patroling high-risk forested regions challenging for ground teams
  • From the ground, it can be difficult to quickly determine the scope of a fire and to prioritize targets
  • Without eyes on scene, it can be challenging for incident commanders to optimally direct the front line
  • How Drones Facilitate Forest Firefighting

  • Bypass natural obstacles and quickly scout high-risk forested regions from above
  • Fly above the tree-line to quickly ascertain the scope of the fire, and establish firelines and firebreaks
  • With an eye in the sky, incident commanders can determine where to deploy resources
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    HazMat Operations

    Traditional Challenges in Corridor Mapping

  • Traditional methods are unable to produce high-resolution representations with 3D geographic information.
  • The environment can be complex with infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and water supply. This makes mapping difficult.
  • Corridor structures such as rivers and power line corridors are hard to map manually, resulting in longer hours and higher costs.
  • How Drones Help Map Corridors

  • Surveying drones and software solutions combine multiple types of geographic information to create 2D orthomosaics and 3D models to help with classification and planning.
  • Drones can be operated in complex terrains, with intelligent features that follow the terrain to ensure flight safety without compromising data accuracy.
  • The 2D maps and 3D models generated are compatible with a variety of GIS software, so results can be quickly visualized for timely adjustments.
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