Solutions for fire departments

Firefighters are quickly and efficiently deploying next-generation aerial tools, from multi-gas detectors to high-resolution thermal and visual cameras.

This enables rapid and informed decision-making during firefighting operations and other incidents within the scope of the fire service.
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Key benefits for fire departments

Firefighting in cities

Provide immediate information from the air and guide the optimal response to protect people and property

    • On arrival at the scene, smoke, buildings and obstructions can make it difficult to determine the extent of the fire and its danger..

    • A limited ground perspective on a fire can make it difficult to optimally deploy attention and resources. In the following aftermath of a fire disaster, investigating and documenting damage can be dangerous, costly and time-consuming.

    Drones help fight fires in cities

    • Flying over buildings and curtains, seeing through smoke with thermal imaging cameras to help prioritise.

    • Live transmission of information and images to command centres to unify teams and eliminate uncertainty. Use of a high-resolution camera to remotely monitor remaining threats and document damage for future analysis.

  • Forest fire fighting

    Scanning wide areas and quickly identifying lines of fire, assessing the threat and optimising actions.

    • Inadequate road infrastructure and complex terrain make patrolling high-risk forest areas a challenge for ground teams.

    • From the ground, it can be difficult to quickly determine the extent of the fire and prioritise targets.

    • Without a live view at the scene, commanders may find it difficult to optimally direct the front line of firefighting operations.

    Drones make it easier to fight forest fires

    • They allow natural obstacles to be avoided and forest areas with a high fire risk to be observed efficiently from above.

    • They enable flights above the tree line to quickly determine the extent of a fire and delineate the lines and lanes of a spreading fire.

  • Operations involving hazardous materials (HAZMAT)

    Rapid and remote identification of threats while maintaining the safety of responding units.

    HAZMAT (hazardous materials) is an abbreviation for ‘hazardous materials’. HAZMAT include substances such as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products and biological, chemical and radiological agents.

    • Before teams can spring into action, gaining mission-critical situational awareness costs valuable time when every moment counts.

    • HazMat units are at great risk when assessing a situation for the presence of gaseous, liquid and solid hazardous materials.

    • Disposable HazMat suits and equipment are expensive and inconvenient, increasing response times and operational costs.

    Drones help in HazMat operations

    • Quickly scanning the threat and its surroundings and providing commanders with critical information to take the next steps.

    • Hovering around and remotely assessing the nature of hazards using thermal cameras and multi-gas detectors.

    • Capture evidence of hazard and clean-up procedures for further cost analysis and future training documentation.
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