Some fire departments consider the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) carried on fire apparatus as an answer to a number of fireground problems.
The West Hartford (CT) Fire Department just received a drone from the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program, according to a report.
Infrared thermal imaging cameras (TICs) and digital video cameras are being used onboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and wildland aircraft to scope out the complexity of wildland fires; identify troublesome areas; and, in another application, as an asset in search and rescue (SAR) situations.
W.S. Darley will provide SkyeBrowse 3D modeling software in addition to its UAV offerings to first responders and public safety agencies.