orest fires are dangerous, and we should all take special precautions year 'round to make sure fires are not carelessly ignited. Forest fires threaten people needlessly, kill wildlife and destroy forests that provide a livelihood and recreation for millions of people around the world.
To avoid this type of hazardous situations, more and more organizations are looking into drone technology as a method to fight forest fires.
As a new system of fast acquiring real time TV imaging and infrared imaging from low altitude, the drone is qualified for fast real-time surveillance, featuring for quick mobility, low use cost and easy maintenance operation. It remains unique advantages on resources' environment detection, forest fire detection and rescue command and so on. In the event of a wildfire or a controlled burn, information is critical for fire management and suppression.
The drone equipped with a thermal camera is a powerful tool to collect information both during and after a fire. With the thermal camera, you can see the location of the fire through the smoke, but also the location and intensity of hotspots, helping the decision makers direct the firefighting activities.
The drone is easily transported to the scene of a fire by a single person and rapidly deployed with an auto takeoff feature. It has very long endurance and delivers high quality information to the decision makers on the ground. The fact that drone is built in Lexan and carbon reinforced EPP with heat laminated composite surfaces makes it exceptionally suited for use in forest environments.
Furthermore, a UAV is very cost effective, and using manned aircraft to gather the same information would be far more expensive.