Skyfire Consulting Gains FAA’s Sign-Off on Los Angeles Fire Department’s UAV Program

Skyfire Consulting, the country's premier public safety-focused drone company, kicked off 2018 by gaining the FAA's sign-off on the Los Angeles Fire Department's in-house UAV program. LAFD, one...

Drone America to Scale its Autonomous Air Tanker Concepts

Drone America, Unmanned Systems Manufacturer, to Scale its Autonomous Air Tanker Concepts Strategic alliance with Thrush Aircraft anticipated to yield unmanned solutions to airborne wildfire...

Dronefly.com Introduces an Infographic for Firefighting Drone Use Applications

Dronefly, a leader in commercial drone solutions has been working alongside officials to identify and develop solutions for fire fighting and rescue operations. Our...

California Wildfires (Part 2): How 360 drone panoramics become a first-responder tool

By Greg Crutsinger, Drone Scholars I had some time to think in between the two dozen drone flights it took to map the Coffey Park...

California Wildfires (Part 1): Mapping the hardest hit neighborhood

By Greg Crutsinger, Drone Scholars I’m not a disaster drone guy. I am actually an ecologist by training. I started in the drone industry because...

Mapbox Releases New Map to Track Fires in Northern California and Across the U.S

Mapbox has published a new map to give people affected by the wildfires in Northern California and across the U.S. access to the most up to date...

MQ-9 UAS Used to Support Fire Fighting Efforts in Northern California

The California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base is using MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with full-motion...

NCDOT Reminds Drone Hobbyists: No Drones in Disaster Zones

As Hurricane Irma approaches, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation is urging drone hobbyists not to fly while disaster relief and...

Insitu, FireWhat, Esri Join Forces in Fighting Wildfires With Eyes in the Sky

Insitu, a leading information services company with more than one million operational unmanned aircraft systems flight hours, today announced its partnership with FireWhat, and...

NOAA Picks Black Swift Technologies’ sUAS for Nighttime Fire Observation eXperiment (NightFOX)

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced today that their small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), SuperSwiftTM, has been...