There are more and more examples of ways in which UAVs could be used by the fire department. Drones are an excellent opportunity to evaluate incidents and large-scale information important events that can provide additional knowledge of the situation of the incident.
These devices can be equipped with video cameras to capture video and provide a live video feed. Aerial vehicles equipped with cameras can also provide a comprehensive real-time view of the spread of wild land fires and potential damage to firefighters, the public and the surrounding communities. Many companies like Mirragin Unmanned Systems provide drone assistance in these kinds of crises.
UAVs also provide a fast and safe way to enter information relating to the problems and damage that was caused by catastrophic events such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. This early information helps incident commanders and emergency managers understand the magnitude of the impact on community infrastructure construction, road conditions and living conditions.
Further tests are underway on the use of drones and operation in the operations against forest fires. This test includes the ability of unmanned aerial vehicles to be remotely controlled to pick up water and deliver it as needed to extinguish the fire.
Bumblebees can also be equipped with remote monitoring devices that can be used for the detection of hazardous materials and the supervision of a spill, leak, and derailment of a train or other incident active hazardous materials.
Radiological incidents such as a dirty bomb, nuclear reactor accident or radiological transport incidents have other situations where drones compatible monitoring devices can provide knowledge of the situation on radiation levels from a safe distance.