Improving wildfire management and safety with unmanned aircraft systems

RENO - Annual federal spending to fight wildland fires averaged over $3.3 billion during the past five years, with a significant portion of those...

Drone shuts down air operations at Oliver fire scene

BY BETHANY LINDSAY, VANCOUVER SUN OLIVER, B.C. -- The intrusion of a small drone into the airspace above an uncontained wildfire near Oliver grounded the...

Eye in the sky: Crews test drone during mountain rescue

Firefighters in B.C. are testing out a small camera-equipped drone as a way to save time during rescues. Langford B.C. firefighters used a borrowed drone...

Needed: FAA to order emergency rules on drones

By San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The Federal Aviation Administration has the explicit right under federal law to issue emergency regulations related to air safety....

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: $75,000 in rewards could be offered in drone incidents

BY RICHARD BROOKS Bounties totaling $75,000 could be paid to tipsters who help convict whoever flew drones that interfered with firefighting aircraft during three recent...

Drones continue to hurt Southern California fire-fighting efforts

When a drone grounded aircraft that were trying to fight the North fire on Friday afternoon, it was only the latest in a series...

Firefighting planes grounded again due to drone

AP REDDING – Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires in Northern California after a drone...

Drone Helps Firefighters Save Stranded Rafters; DJI Phantom 3 Carried Life Jacket To Wet,...

By Jeff Stone Firefighters had to use a drone to save a teenager and a younger boy when they became stuck on a rock in the...

Drone over massive San Bernardino County fire ‘could’ve killed everybody in the air,’ official...

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun and Joe Nelson, The Sun SAN BERNARDINO >> As if four years of drought, thousands of acres of decades-old brush and more than...

Ireland:- Fire brigade set to introduce drones for emergencies

Robin Schiller The emergency service is currently researching the use of the remote-controlled craft, also known as quadcopters, for major incidents in what have been...