firefighting drones

Public Perception of Drones in the UK 68% Positive

Photo © Lewis Clarke (cc-by-sa/2.0) In the UK, public perception of drones is improving.  A new study shows that more than 2/3 of UK public believe drones will positively impact the future. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, new research has been released from the “Project XCelerate” Consortium, …

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Bridger Aerospace Fighting Wildfires with Drones

Bridger Aerospace is on the front lines of fighting wildfires with drones.  We got the inside look at their operations. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As wildfires continue to ravage vast swaths of land across the western United States unmanned aerial vehicle operators are stepping up to provide critical …

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EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires [VID…

EHang has had a great year.  Now, the world’s leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone. EHang’s firefighting drone, the EHang 216F, is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. …

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Walkera: This Drone Company Develops Firefighting Solutions …

Chinese drone manufacturers Walkera have made the move from racing drones to public services and enterprise solutions – but their deep engineering expertise is still at the core of the business.  In China, Walkera claims the lead in the public services sector.  DRONELIFE spoke with Webber For, Walkera’s VP of …

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Drones Optimize Notre Dame Firefighting Efforts

via WikiCommons licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International During the devastating fire last week that severely damaged the Notre Dame Paris, firefighters deployed DJI drones to help fight the blaze. According to French media, Parisian firefighters borrowed DJI Matrice 120 and Mavic Pro UAVs from the Ministry …

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Fotokite Launches Tethered Drone System for Firefighters

Tethered drone provider Fotokite is equipping firefighters to help save lives during crisis situations. The Zurich-based company is partnering with firefighting-apparel firm Pierce Manufacturing to launch a UAV system that can be integrated with public-safety vehicles as well as other firefighting equipment. Aptly named the Pierce Situational Awareness Systems by …

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Drones for Good: The Organization Donating Drones to Public …

When I had the opportunity to meet Marc Langley at this year’s InterDrone conference, it was clear that he’s a man with a passion.  Not just for his own company – he is CEO of national drone services provider Airborne Works – but for the non-profit he founded this year – the …

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