Drones to be Adopted by Fire Agencies

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will now be used in Forest for wild fire survey; U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire are testing drones and they are thinking of adopting drones for the safer and less costly option in spite of helicopters for surveying fire of the forests.

Many a time drones are being used for surveying the forest fire but only on temporary basis, but now the agency is planning to adopt these tiny drones permanently for doing wild fire survey.

Jennifer Jones of the Forest Service says, “As a government agency, it makes it not quite as easy as just going down to the hobby shop and purchasing a drone and flying it in your backyard, it’s a lot more complicated than that.”

Jones says her agency also sees a wide range of possibilities for drones to help better monitor the hundreds of millions of acres of land it oversees.

“We could potentially map and monitor vegetation or the general conditions of forest, sample air quality at various altitudes,” says Jones, “detecting damage caused by forest insects and diseases, monitoring habitat of fish and wildlife populations.”

The U.S. military has used drones for years. Many domestic agencies want to adopt this unmanned vehicle but due to air space and security concerns they don’t.

The fire agencies are considering Drones to be best, cheap and secure technology for surveying the wild fire. So, soon there will be drones hovering all around in forest for surveying forest fire.

This post was syndicated from DronoMag

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