Utah lawmakers vote to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY - In a first for the USA, according to ABC News, Utah authorities will likely be the first in the nation...

$75,000 reward for reporting inappropriate drone flights

Drone operators have been asked repeatedly not to fly their aircraft during wildfires. But at crucial moments in each of the wildfires that have...

Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test

by Leslie Reed | University Communications An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April...

Blue Whale Fire Fighter

Not too sure what to make of this one, a sort of natural extension of crop dusting drones. The payload vision has shot up, 100kg...

New Zealand bush fire case begins

The trial of Simon Roy Reeve, 38, has started in the Christchurch District Court. He faces three charges – causing unnecessary endangerment and two charges...

Footville Fire Department buzzing with pride over new drone

Shelly Birkelo FOOTVILLE—Footville fire Capt. Kris Ommodt can imagine many uses for his department's new drone. He offered this scenario: An elderly man with dementia wanders away...

3 Things Public Safety Officials Should Know About Drones

for Drone Analyst This past year, as I attended many drone conferences, I was struck by how eager public safety officials and first responders are...

Lockheed Martin Conducts Collaborative Unmanned Systems Demonstration

  Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated its ability to integrate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) using its prototype UAS...

Fire Service Trials Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Thanks to Government Investment in Technology

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) launched a trial of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)  with a demonstration of the technology...

Fire-starting drone could aid grassland conservation efforts, fire prevention

A new drone under development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could change the way wildfires are fought—and encourage the use of prescribed burns for...