Brownsville Fire Department adopts drone technology

2017-01-15
Desi Tristan is not only a driver, paramedic and training specialist with the Brownsville Fire Department, the 14-year veteran also holds the distinction of being the only certified drone pilot of any fire department in the Rio Grande Valley.

How Drones Are Helping Scientists Study the Future of Whales

2017-01-14
The sight of a 50-foot whale breaching is breathtaking. Water slides down the whale's back as it leaps above the surface, shooting spray in the air and then crashing back into the water. The powerful ocean giants make their own waves with mighty, mid-air twists and turns.

L.A. Sheriff's Department to begin using drones to respond to bomb threats, hostage crises

2017-01-12
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday that his agency will begin deploying an unmanned aerial device to aid deputies responding to arson scenes, suspected bombs and hostage situations, but he promised the device would not be used to surveil residents.

Heat-Seeking Drones Could Reduce Fire Deaths

2016-12-13
When firefighters were quelling the last of Oakland’s catastrophic Ghost Ship warehouse fire on the morning of December 3, they used a relatively new tool: an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone.

How drones are steadily advancing Australia's environmental industry

2016-12-12
A year on, the DELWP completed a successful 12-week trial that tested the capability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones, for more effective monitoring of planned burns.

Search and rescue crews in B.C. launch UAV pilot

2016-12-12
Emergency Management BC (EMBC) announced on Friday its endorsement of a one-year pilot project for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) by search and rescue crews in Coquitlam and Kamloops.