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Drones helping to fight wildfires

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Happy Story, UAV News | 0 comments

Soda Fire

UAV capture of the Soda Fire from South Boise.

Drones are being looked at to help fight wildfires. An Arizona bill has been introduced to help look at how drones can be used to help firefighters, and save lives.

“The bill, the Protecting Firefighters and Promoting Innovation Act, establishes a group led by officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of the Interior to study drone use in fighting wildfires. The group also includes representatives from local firefighting departments, national environmental agencies and the National Guard.”

When the sensationalism is ignored, the great things that UAVs can do come to light.

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UAV operator finds missing man, alive and well.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Happy Story, UAV News | 0 comments

David Lesh's UAV

David Lesh’s UAV from NBC 15

This article from NBC 15 is about a drone operator that found a missing man in 20 minutes. David Lesh, his girlfriend Katie Gorman and her father went out to a soybean field to search. Twenty minutes after they started, they found Guillermo DeVenecia standing in one of the bean rows. They were able to safely retrieve the elderly man, and reunite him with his thankful wife at the local search command center.

“To get a hug from someone’s wife when they’ve been missing, just a tear-filled hug, is a feeling I won’t forget for a long time,” Katie Gorman told reporters.

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