Illawarra Police Rescue Squad were first arriving to a fire south of Sydney recently and deployed their drone for evidence gathering and observations. They released the video which shows a large pile of dumped rubbish alight which has spread to the surrounding grass and bushland. Great clip of P474 arriving and getting to work.
Drone footage reveals the utter devastation left behind by Portugal’s deadly wildfires.
The acting captain of the brigade wanted to see if we could benefit using the drone for training purposes in the future.
The drone was mainly used for recording the burn, but as the fire continued we used it to keep an eye on any assets (house and shed) and also for spotting.
Could this be the future of responding emergency services? Imagine having the power to fly directly over traffic and to an incident.
Search and Rescue, fire progression or spread, hotspot detection or victim retrieval – could FLIR/Thermal mounted drones give us the edge?