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14 Mar

A firefighter's guide to drone flight: 7 elements of a copter drone

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By Jim Spell

It is no surprise that drones are gaining wide acceptance in the fire service. While not new to construction work, traffic departments or law enforcement, fire departments around the country are increasing their participation in the advancement of strategic observation. Fire service agencies around the world will spend over 800 million dollars on drones in the coming months, in activities such as:

Monitoring a fire scene.
Surveying large areas for victims.
Lighting an incident.
Supplying equipment
Assessing a disaster.

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14 Mar

Research: Drone video effective in identifying multiple vehicle collision hazards

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By Greg Friese, P1 Contributor

Emergency responders have proposed numerous uses for drones to size-up incidents, deliver supplies or look for missing persons. Researchers in Prince Edward Island, Canada, compared the effectiveness and time to conduct a multi-vehicle collision scene size-up with a drone video versus the standard practice of direct visualization and walk around.

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