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Wake Forest Fire Department UAS Search and Rescue Flight Debriefing

Around 3:30 on 1-29-2018 Wake Forest Fire Department drone was requested to participate in the search for a missing Rocky Mount resident, Stephen Miller (70) who was last seen two days prior on Saturday according to the WRAL online story. Chief Ed Barrett and drone pilot Steve Rhode arrived in Rocky Mount at approximately 4:40 PM at the search location ... Read More »

Active Shooter Drone Flight Training and Video: Unexpected Outcome

The local police tactical unit and I recently conducted an active shooter drone flight exercise flying inside a big box store. These are large stores like Sam’s Club, Walmart, Best Buy, or even most major grocery stores. The DJI Matrice 210 is a larger Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and what we learned from the exercise is while the drone was ... Read More »

Drone Water Rescue Flight With a Matrice 210

Dispatch Call: Water Rescue What We Knew Headed to Call: It was reported a woman on a kayak had fallen out of the kayak and could not be seen. Aircraft: DJI Matrice 210 with Zenmuse XT FLIR and 180X Zenmuse Z30 cameras. UAS/Drone Actions: Upon arrival the most apparent optimum landing zone was not accessible due to previous fire department ... Read More »

Inexpensive Rescue Basket for DJI Matrice 200 and 210

DJI Matrice 210 Homemade Fire Department Rescue Basket.

Here at the Wake Forest Fire Department I finally gave up looking for a UAS rescue basket solution to deliver small items to victims in remote locations. There was no apparent solution available that met the wish list needs for our DJI Matrice 210 delivery solution. After looking high and low for a mechanism to deliver and drop items to ... Read More »

Drone Structure Fire Flight Creates Surprises and Lessons Learned

I’m hoping this will become somewhat of an ongoing series of articles about lessons learned from actual public safety UAS flying with the amazing Wake Forest Fire Department. A structure fire call came in for a home that had already been burning for some time and was fully involved when we were dispatched. I was en route within minutes to ... Read More »

Human Location Isotherm Settings Using DJI FLIR XT Camera on a Matrice 210

As the Wake Forest Fire Department UAS pilot, one of the issues I have to face is dealing with an unplanned event and flying the incident on short notice but provide optimum data gathering abilities and mission accomplishment. I wish my flights had the luxury of being on the schedule but when the call comes in, I have to go. ... Read More »