UAV firefighting technology in the sky

By Stan Gorton THE future is here when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. Firefighters meanwhile are always looking toward the latest technology with the...

Answering the burning questions

James Davidson This week’s heatwave across southern Australia has reminded us of the serious dangers posed by grassfires. They might not sound that threatening, but these...

WSU Students Build a Firefighting UAV

In response to events like the tragic June 30 Yarnell, Ariz. wildfire which claimed the life of 19 firefighters, awareness of the need for...

PK East VFD takes delivery of unmanned aircraft trainer

Mark Engebretson Owners of FireFlight Unmanned Aircraft Systems, based in Oklahoma City, were at Possum Kingdom Lake Monday to deliver an unmanned aircraft trainer in...

Lithgow on Fire

Some thought provoking footage from a quadrocopter, the aftermath of just one of the 73 fires currently burning in New South Wales,  29 of...

Elimco E-300 Viewer in night fire fighting trials

INFOCA (the Andalusian authority for the management of wildfires) along with ELIMCO (Spanish UAV manufacturer) have finished a series of trials to track wildfires...

Predator Saves Lives in Support of Rim Fire Disaster Relief Efforts

SAN DIEGO – 26 September 2013 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars,...

Unmanned Aerial Systems – Urban Firefighting’s next tool?

A hose, a ladder, an axe, protective gear, a truck, a flashlight, a personal locator device, an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), can this be...

Crews make progress against Rim fire at Yosemite with help from drone, weather

Firefighters working on the colossal Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park in California were optimistic after the fire’s pace slowed on Wednesday....

Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade start operational Cyberquad trial

CyberQuad UAVs will allowing firefighters to get a bird’s eye view of a fire or major incident as the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB)...