Northport Fire Rescue’s new drone takes flight

By Stephanie Taylor Northport Fire Rescue has added a drone to its arsenal of emergency response tools. The department's new UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is remotely...

Unauthorized unmanned aircraft system flights threaten firefighter safety and effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations

BOISE, IDAHO—Federal, state, and local wildfire managers are cautioning individuals and organizations that unauthorized operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), often referred to as...

Video-seeking drone ordered out of fire area

PLYMOUTH, Calif. — Cal Fire confirmed Sunday evening that a drone being flown over the Sand Fire nearly caused air-attack operations to be stopped because of...

Drone to Scout Oregon Fires

by REBECCA WEBB It won't be ready in time to help with the thousand-acre wildfire near Klamath Falls, but a drone is being created to...

Request for Development UARS Night-Time Wildfire Reconnaisance

The Resource Stewardship Consortia is providing businesses, educational institutions and entrepreneurs the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to provide night-time wildfire reconnaissance utilizing unmanned...

Eyes in the sky: Funny River Fire hightlights potential for unmanned aircraft

By Kelly Sullivan Peninsula Clarion As the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire inched closer to town, Matt Parker spent his nights in an open field battling mosquitoes...

Precision Integrated Programs Supports Wildfire Fighting in Alaska

Over the past seven days, Precision Integrated Programs has supported the University of Alaska Fairbanks significantly in conducting ScanEagle flight missions to assist authorities...

Drone lends a wing to help control Kenai Peninsula wildfire

Devin Kelly Over the vast expanse of the smoldering Kenai Peninsula wildfire, a little unmanned aircraft spent nearly six hours picking up signs of hot...

Fire Chiefs warn against personnel drone use California Fires.

It seems not a week goes by without somebody doing something foolish with a Phantom. This time its flying whilst fire buckets are being...

Insitu Pacific Demonstrates Fire Management Assistance with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft

Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW...