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The US Forest Service used a drone to help fire-fighters fighting a fire in a field, which is used in the second world War, and artillery training.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – FLAGSTAFF, Arizona. When thousands and thousands of acres of forest burned in here recently, the fire department found itself in a difficult position. An area that was once the the second world War, artillery training, and was filled with unexploded ordinances, which could kill them.

So, they used a new technique to help them in the fight against the forest fire is: a drone.

As forest fires are a growing threat across the country, fire departments are increasingly using drones to help them in the fight.

Drone technology has been used in the movie for many years, but is now becoming an essential tool for fighting forest fires.

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“They are a vital tool in our fire fighting arsenal of ways to put out the fire or control the fire,” said Justin Hunter, U. s. Forest Service, northern Arizona, and the reactions of the air transport officer (ceo).

“If the Ministry of the Interior and the U.s. Forest Service, and we are looking into using drones for a number of years now, and really, the technology has finally caught up to where we will effectively be able to use it on the fire throw it as far as the battery life and capacity,” Hunter said.
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During the recent “Maroon Fire,” in the vicinity of Flagstaff, has more than 8,000 acres of the fire on the Maroon Crater, was an area that was used in the second world War, and artillery training. Unexploded ordinances, which are explosive weapons (bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, mines, etc., etc.), “were likely to be present around the crater.

“The red-brown Fire, posed a number of unique challenges for which there is…(was) is a non-exploded ammunition, the area that we wanted to be able to make a fire, but I didn’t want to be fire fighters on the ground, for obvious reasons,” Hunter said. “Well, we wanted to create a low-level manned aircraft in that area when we were doing an aerial ignition system. For example, this was the perfect scenario for using a drone to do aerial ignition of the fire.”

Along with the explosives, but there was also a major-KV high-voltage line rider and the team will try to protect it, as well.

The U. S. Forest Service, the use of drones in the northern part of Arizona, as part of the experimental testing phase of the year.

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“The red-brown Fire, posed a number of unique challenges, of which there were a number of major-KV high-voltage power lines running through there and that’s what we need in order to protect it from the fire, an unexploded ordnance area that we wanted to be able to make a fire, but I didn’t want to be fire fighters on the ground, for obvious reasons,” Hunter said.
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John Bird is a drone pilot, for ten years, and works in the Department of the Interior and exterior of a remote sensing specialist. He is training people to be drone pilots.

“At this point, we are in a testing and evaluation phase, more and more pilots are being trained in each of the years in the fire service and the state of technology, growing in strength, so that they will be able to provide better situational awareness for a longer period of time,” Bird said.

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“At this point, we are in a testing and evaluation phase, more and more pilots are being trained in each of the years in the fire service and the state of technology, growing in strength, so that they will be able to provide better situational awareness for a longer period of time,” Bird said.
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The primary purpose of the drone, a technology for situational awareness. In fact, to be a member of the crew, giving the firefighters a bird’s-eye view with live-streaming capabilities to a real-time visual on the fire.

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“It’s all to do with the provision of fire-fighters, with the ability to see what is going on, on the floor,” Vogel said. “It will give them a perspective that they might not have it, they didn’t have before. Hopefully, saving lives, and providing them with the ability to fight the fire more effectively.”

According to various reports, the drones have been used in previous forest fires in the past few years in the usa. And, according to the Smithsonian, during the massive 2013 fire in Yosemite National Park, the National Guard flew out of an MQ1 predator drone from March Air Base is about 350 km to go to the Park to fight the fire. It was the first time they used the aircraft to support military and civil service.

Fast forward to today, and now the technology is becoming more and more available to you. A certified drone pilots may be able to help the boots-on-the-floor-is in the palms of their hands, etc., with what looks like a video game controller are used to control the drones.

The U.S. Forest Service is in the area of the Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab and Coconino National Forests, Flagstaff and the Verde Valley National Monuments, and plan the use of drones in future operations.
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Bird said that in the next five years, drones will be a “game-changing”, and he is expected to be a part of the everyday equipment and tools for wildland fire fighters.

However, he said in fact, also be a deterrent. Presence of the public, and the cause of fire to close with a few of the activities in the case of an unknown drone is spotted.

The U. S. Forest Service, the coverage area of the Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab and Coconino National Forests, Flagstaff and the Verde Valley National Monuments, and plan the use of drones in future operations. Hunter said the drone use is “definitely going to be an exponential increase,” if they are to be able to use them safely and cost-effectively.

“Drones are a very, very important, and they are becoming more and more important as technology develops and we find out…there’s more uses for them in the natural resource field, fire, search and rescue, resource-based and the missions,” Hunter said.

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