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...

Bill on drones heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun Legislation that would increase fines for drone operators who interfere with firefighters and other emergency responders has passed the Legislature...

Drone sighting halts some firefighting efforts in Northern California

By JOSEPH SERNA Despite legislation on the governor's desk about them and pleas from state and federal firefighting agencies to ground them, drones continue to appear during wildfires...

Wayne Township fire department begins drone operations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A buzzing filled the air as the little white plastic drone lifted off, all four of its propellers whirring. Lt. Troy...

Drone sighting grounds aerial attack of 600-acre Wasatch Co. wildfire

By Ben Lockhart DEER CREEK STATE PARK — A human-caused wildfire raging near Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County continued to grow Tuesday, reaching 600 acres as fire...