Over the past year it’s been hard to miss the headlines about huge fires across the world, from Australia, to Russia, to the USA. I am saddened to read about the damage to the landscape, wildlife and property, not to mention the extreme danger for firefighters and relief workers facing the massive flames.
However, I am a strong believer in the power of technology to help humanity. So, it’s exciting to see how advanced drones equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being used to support the fire services. Drones can quickly reach and cover a large fire area to measure the damage and assess how the fire is spreading.