Firefighter performance has long been enhanced by technology, but some technological advancements are true game changers.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, is one such technology. These systems allow firefighters to “see” what they cannot visualize with their own eyes and to “go” places they cannot physically access.
Drones can be deployed for assistance with situational overwatch at structure fires, hazardous materials incidents and train derailments, major traffic crashes, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, water rescues, shark beach patrols, lifeguard water rescues, searches for lost persons, law enforcement tactical operations, correctional facility security, critical infrastructure security and so much more.
And the technology is only continuing to improve – with expanded capabilities.
This FireRescue1 guide provides information on what fire departments need to consider when evaluating drones/UAS and determining how to integrate this technology into their equipment cache.
Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before buying
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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