How firefighters in South Africa are using drones to protect their forests


Earlier in 2017, the Western Cape province of South Africa experienced devastating wildfires that destroyed houses, businesses and even took lives. It has emerged that during their rescue operations and work to stop the fires, South African firefighters requested drones to survey the affected areas. ‚ÄúCommercial drones can withstand temperature extremes from below 5 degrees Centigrade, up to 50 degrees Centigrade, and they can be flown to an altitude of 4500 meters, making it possible for firefighters to deploy drones over areas where fires are active. With the use of advanced thermal imaging cameras transmitting data to command centers, they…

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