Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting

In many cases, Drones can be an invaluable resource when dealing with fire. In the Oil And Gas Industry, when fitted with an infrared camera, they can be especially helpful in dealing with:

      • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) fires
      • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fires
      • Natural Gas leaks

Drones And Fire

Drones can play an important role in speeding up the sizing up of the fire in industry, commercial, and even house fires. In commercial buildings and industrial complexes, a Drone can fly around the burning object, but it is a building or a vessel, and give the operator a good idea of the size of the fire and the temperatures they are facing. This can happen much faster and more accurately than a manual size-up. With this information, the PIC can more accurately determine how much equipment is needed, how many fire streams and water volumes are necessary, how many personnel need to be available, and the best way to attack the fire.

During the fire fighting operations, Supervisory Personnel can monitor the situation with a Drone. The information can be relayed back to a Command And Control Center in real-time, enabling them to monitor the effectiveness of the attack, see any secondary fires that might break out, and monitor personnel that is assisting with the operation. This information is also available to the On-Scene PIC so decisions can be made in real-time.

Information is both Infrared and Hi-Res Video Feeds. These video streams can be viewed separately or can be overlayed to help determine the safety and effectiveness of the operations.

Larger Drones or UAVs can also be used to deliver fire extinguishing agents, including Wet Water, Foam, Fire Extinguisher Balls, etc., to areas that Fire Fighters cannot access. While this will not replace personnel on the ground, it can make operations safer and faster.


Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting
Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting


Recent Tests By Samson Tiara And Halo Robotics

Halo Robotics and Samson Tiara teamed up recently to test the effectiveness of the DJI Matrice 30 Thermal Drone. A video was made of these tests and the video is available here:


Several fires were used, including:

      • LPG Fire
      • Crude Oil Tank Fire
      • Building Interior Fire

All procedures were coordinated through DJI FlightHub 2 Software installed in the Control Room located at the Samson Tiara Cilegon Training Center / Testing Ground. The Control Team in the Control Center was able to pick the seat of the fire, give attach information to the Fire Team on the ground, and was able to pick up a secondary fire that broke out in another part of the fire prop and notify the Fire Team on the ground of its location.

Training By Samson Tiara And Halo Robotics

Samson Tiara in collaboration with Halo Robotics provides the best Drone Training: BI-DRONE (Basic Introduction to Drones: Flight Training And Best Practice).

* Duration: 1 day
* Venue: Samson Tiara Cilegon Training Center
* Certificate: Given by PT Samson Tiara and Halo Robotics, and valid for 3 years

BI-DRONE is designed to give Industrial Operators a basic understanding of:

      • Professional Standards of the Drone Industry
      • Common Drones for Industry
      • Critical Components and Technology
      • Functions, Calibration and Common Checks
      • Basic Safety Procedures and Practices
      • Best practice and basic operation and flight of modern industrial Drones
      • Flight Planning and Exercises
      • Risk Mitigation
      • Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Checklists
      • Emergency: Functions, Scenarios, and Procedures
      • Battery Management and Maintenance Recording
      • Basic Movements: Taking Off and Landing

More information:

With Official Certification from the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Samson Tiara in collaboration with Halo Robotics also provides specific Drone Training Programs for:

      • Inspection
      • Security
      • Emergency Response
      • Fire Safety

About Samson Tiara

Samson Tiara is committed to serving both companies and individuals by providing the best safety and survival training that meets both international and local standards. Samson Tiara provides a wide range of training for oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, offices, apartment buildings, malls and other facilities where disaster mitigation, firefighting and first aid are required.

Many of our courses are available on a weekly schedule with others available on request. We have entered into many strategic partnerships with OPITO, TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service), Aberdeen Drilling International, Wild Geese Group, RelyOn Nutec Digital and others.

Samson Tiara’s industry leading offerings include:

      • Accommodation and laundry (we cooperate with several hotels to provide accommodation)
      • Transportation (pick-up point in Jakarta, training centre and hotel)
      • All training materials, equipment and workbooks
      • Toiletries
      • World class training facilities
      • Bilingual staff
      • Lunch and snacks

If you or your company require training, want to discuss the courses that we offer, or would like to register for a course, please contact the Samson Tiara Marketing Team at:

Information about Samson Tiara:

Samson Tiara
The Garden Center #6-03,
Kawasan Komersial Cilandak,
Jl. Raya Cilandak KKO,
Jakarta 12560, Indonesia

Telephone: +62 21 780 1388
Fax: +62 21 780 1389


* PT. Samson Tiara is 1 of 14 TEEX Accredited Training Providers in the world.

* PT. Samson Tiara is the First OPITO Approved Training Provider in Indonesia and the Winner of OPITO Training Provider of the Year in 2016.

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Astrid Amalia
Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Samson Tiara
Astrid Amalia is the Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Samson Tiara.

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