Fighting fire with fire may seem counterintuitive, but the practice of Backburning is a long-standing firefighting technique. By igniting small fires to burn out the fuel for wildfires, or creating fire breaks before a wildfire arrives, can be important tools for stopping wildfires. However, backburning can pose extreme risks to firefighting teams. The process usually requires firefighters to traverse hazardous terrain to set these blazes or helicopters to fly dangerously close to the ground, both of which are incredibly risky.
Ignis Drone Amplified has created a solution that takes the human out of loop by providing firefighters with the technology to set these fires via drone from a safe and remote location. Commercial UAV News stopped by their booth at Commercial UAV Expo Americas to learn more.
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