Tag Archives: firefighting

13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Firefighters

Growing up a firefighter’s kid, you learn most of this first-hand. Here’s a life lesson for the rest of you.

6. Things really do get crazy around a full moon.

Source: 13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Firefighters | Mental Floss

Lockheed’s Firefighting Robo-Copter Gets Closer to Service

Lockheed Martin has again demonstrated its autonomous, water-dropping, firefighting helicopter.

Source: Lockheed’s Firefighting Robo-Copter Gets Closer to Service

The Flame-Throwing Helicopter That Fights Wildfires

Crews fighting the massive Rocky Fire in northern California have dusted off the helitorch.

Source: The Flame-Throwing Helicopter That Fights Wildfires

$75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires

San Bernardino County supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to offer $75,000 in rewards for help in tracking down drone operators who interfered with firefighters during three major wildfires this summer.

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Pilots Who Fly Drones Into Wildfires Are Idiots. Punish Them

I disagree that training a drone pilot in a real plane is a bit much. Drone pilots should experience the same conditions as real pilots so that they have a much more intimate understanding of the safety concerns they have created.

 

People keep flying drones near wildfires, and it needs to stop. Now.

Source: Pilots Who Fly Drones Into Wildfires Are Idiots. Punish Them

How Can the Internet of Things Fight Fires?

Firefighters might have embedded sensors in their protective suits, alerting them about external temperatures and chemicals.

Source: How Can the Internet of Things Fight Fires?

Illegal 4-Foot Drone Shut Down Aerial Firefight Over Lake Fire: Forest Service

There is a reason that pilots are required to pass written exams regarding 1000+ pages of federal regulations. This is probably part of it.

I’m not one for big government, but this is one area where the FAA needs to step up enforcement or simply restrict the sale of them to licensed operators.

Source: Illegal 4-Foot Drone Shut Down Aerial Firefight Over Lake Fire: Forest Service