Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting

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. Continue reading “Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting”