Forest Fire

DISASTER MANAGEMENT DRONES

In UAV-assisted disaster management applications, UAVs not only survey the affected area but also assist in establishing the communication network between the disaster survivors, rescue teams and nearest available cellular infrastructure.

In FLOOD scenario :

  • Drone missions can captured more number of videos and images with the help of different sensors. With the visual context, disaster departments were able to deploy emergency responders and divert people away from risky areas. 

  • Drones can get high- spatial and high temporal resolution imagery from the affected areas. With the help of technology inbuilt in the drone, casualties, how deep the flooded areas can be identified and it can also map the way to save the stranded people. 

  • By assessing roads, highways, bridges, airports, ferry terminals, waterways and dams across the impacted region, drone technology ultimately enabled responders to make more informed decisions about how to take action.

In FIRE scenario :

  • The drones were mainly used to assess property damage caused by the fires. Equipped with thermal sensors, the drones enabled operators to identify active “hot spots,” so firefighters could be dispatched to extinguish the fire in that area.

  • This marked the start of a robust drone program that would actively assist with firefighting, search and rescue, and delivering supplies​​