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FlyDragon Fire Fighting Drone

Here's a neat take on a practical drone that can be used to aid fire fighters. The FlyDragon Fire Fighting Drone can be outfitted with everything from 30X optical zoom camera, infrared imaging, glass breaking projectiles and even extinguishing powder.

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Commercial Drone for Fighting Fires

Here's a neat take on a practical drone that can be used to aid fire fighters. Drones can reach upper level floors on hi rise buildings faster and begin suppression efforts quickly which could lead to lives saved. The FlyDragon Fire Fighting Drone can be outfitted with everything from 30X optical zoom camera, infrared imaging, glass breaking projectiles and even extinguishing powder.

We might be a ways off from having one on every truck, but the proof of concept is here and it looks to work well in the right conditions. Heck, one day we might have autonomous drones called into action as soon as a fire is reported. They wouldn't have to deal with traffic and could get in and help assess the situation and begin efforts before manned crews even arrive.

Learn more about the FlyDragon Fire Fighting Drone Here

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Mar 06, 2019, 12:57 AM
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When will the Chinese figure out that names that sound good in Chinese sound comically Chinese in English? Even if the product is super high quality and works extremely well, calling it "FlyDragon" isn't a whole lot better than naming it "SlowBoat" or "JunkGarbage" after you account for the general American stigma against Chinese products bearing Chinese-sounding names.

Beyond that, the device in the video looks like an incredibly clunky solution to a problem that requires a fairly decisive solution - namely, putting out a fire. If I'm ever trapped in a burning high rise and all of the existing internal fire suppression systems have failed, I hope there's a better solution available than a drone that ambles up to a window, torpedos it with a bath bomb, and then meanders straight back to the ground as if it's accomplished something.
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Mar 06, 2019, 02:28 PM
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If I'm ever trapped in a burning high rise and all of the existing internal fire suppression systems have failed, I hope there's a better solution available than a drone that ambles up to a window, torpedos it with a bath bomb, and then meanders straight back to the ground as if it's accomplished something.
I guess you missed it unloading dry powder into the room then?
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Mar 06, 2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Piece
When will the Chinese figure out that names that sound good in Chinese sound comically Chinese in English? Even if the product is super high quality and works extremely well, calling it "FlyDragon" isn't a whole lot better than naming it "SlowBoat" or "JunkGarbage" after you account for the general American stigma against Chinese products bearing Chinese-sounding names.

Beyond that, the device in the video looks like an incredibly clunky solution to a problem that requires a fairly decisive solution - namely, putting out a fire. If I'm ever trapped in a burning high rise and all of the existing internal fire suppression systems have failed, I hope there's a better solution available than a drone that ambles up to a window, torpedos it with a bath bomb, and then meanders straight back to the ground as if it's accomplished something.
...and apparently oblivious to the irony that dragons are better known for starting fires rather than extinguishing them..........!

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Mar 06, 2019, 07:43 PM
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Regardless of how comical the name sounds to us, as someone who has had two cousins die performing their duties as fire fighters I am all for any and all technology that can respond faster, and get to the source of the fire and if not able to extinguish it, at the very least slow it down and maybe even more importantly assess it and determine if there are victims who could be unconscious or unable to respond so that a firefighter doesn't have to go in and risk their own lives searching for a victim who isn't there.
Mar 16, 2019, 07:16 AM
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Regardless of how comical the name sounds to us, as someone who has had two cousins die performing their duties as fire fighters I am all for any and all technology that can respond faster, and get to the source of the fire and if not able to extinguish it, at the very least slow it down and maybe even more importantly assess it and determine if there are victims who could be unconscious or unable to respond so that a firefighter doesn't have to go in and risk their own lives searching for a victim who isn't there.
+1 and my condolences for your losses.
Mar 23, 2019, 11:00 AM
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I always encourage technological advancements in any field. However, I see the drone tech being far more useful in firefighting or EMS as a recon tool more than taking an active firefighting role.

A firefighter's (entire crew actually) decision making, fire suppression tactics , and effecting a rescue, are almost not replaceable. Notice I said 'almost'

As a recon tool, it could launch when a call comes in and be on scene far quicker than we could. It could then be our eyes before we show up and indicate whether it’s a false, not a false, and whether we can cancel numerous resources enroute or keep them coming emergency. The ability to make resources available sooner (or not) would be extremely useful in a busy city like where I’m a firefighter: Los Angeles

It could also help as a recon tool while we’re all on scene. The battalion chief's aide could fly it around during a structure fire and see all sides of the building freeing up those that are actually fighting fire.

It’s being worked on currently, but a drone as an active firefighting tool may help the smaller departments or volunteer departments that are under staffed, but I think it would get in our way more than anything.


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