CAL FIRE arrests hobby drone operator for interfering with firefight

FOREST HILL, CA – CAL FIRE law enforcement officers arrested a Placer County man Friday who allegedly interfered with firefighting operations recently on the...

DJI and AirMap deliver real-time wildfire awareness and geofencing capabilities for drones

SANTA MONICA, CA - DJI and AirMap added real-time wildfire alerts to their geofencing data Wednesday to help keep unauthorized drones from interfering with...

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...