California fire officials and FBI are targeting illegal drones near wildfire emergencies – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) – Only one Roge drone is needed to stop an air strike on a wildfire. So in the New Union, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working together to get the Los Angeles Field Office out of the first drone.

During a wildfire, firefighters often fire fires from the ground and sky – water and fire protection to prevent the spread of the fire by sending permanent wing planes and helicopters. If an unlicensed drone flies into the emergency response zone, all efforts must stop.

Capt. David Lab, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said there were people shouting at firefighters. Heads causing a great deal of danger to their crews and aircraft.

But when they stopped, the fire continued to burn.

“Burning continues. It’s getting worse. It’s endangering people’s homes, property, the environment, the infrastructure – everything,” Lab said.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now a problem in southern California, say human-caused droughts, especially human-caused droughts, which are burning thousands of hectares of dry vegetation, officials say. The mega drought in the West is dragging on.

People want to get a closer look at what these massive fires look like, they often do not realize how disturbing a drone is.

But with this new partnership, he said, it would be within 30 seconds if the unmanned aerial vehicles were identified and launched into the air.

“When the scanner finds the drone and identifies the operator’s location, we will quickly send the information to the hacking team and we will be able to connect with that drone operator and stop them from flying,” he said. III, FBI Los Angeles Field Massacre Equipment Coordinator.

With the help of a special sensor group, you can be notified if drones fly to that area by setting as much or as little as you want, which will immediately get accurate details such as altitude, direction, speed and where the plane took off. And where the control is currently standing.

Teams are deployed around the event, ready to take action if a distressing drone is identified. They immediately set out to abduct the supervisor.

“The first thing is to order the return of the drone. Explain that there is a wildfire and that it is a federal crime to fly those drones during a wild land fire,” he said.

“If there is no clue or care, we will quote them or warn them not to do it,” said Pico. “We have a federal criminal case in which we can apply if they have done something serious and have stopped working or are unwilling to obey.

But the use of drones is not lost on the Los Angeles County fire. They have a team that uses drones to set fires and wildfires, scan both fires and then zero in the tropics.

“We can make a 360-degree rotation around the whole fire. So you can see all four exterior walls, the condition of the roof, where the smoke comes out and where the fire is.”

A 50 to 200-foot drone over a fire can provide important information to help the fire chief determine where to deploy personnel and, as an alternative, avoid sending firefighters to unsafe rooms in the building.

“I can switch from a standard video screen to an infrared screen to see where the hot spots are in the building,” Nardon said. We can see anything and everything we want to see.

In wildfires, drones are used to look beyond cliffs and cliffs – in places that are difficult to see otherwise, says Nardon. This saves resources from going to distant places to find out how the fire is going.

For CNN’s special show, Nardone flew a drone equipped with a high-definition camera and found a fire in a structure. As the drone flew from one floor to the next, Nardon entered the building through the windows.

On the screen, a white-hot, amoeba-like block came into view – a small heat source with Laub for this display, and a long-frame infrared camera. The drone caught more than 300 degrees Fahrenheit[300 ° C].

Since the camera was viewing temperature signatures in infrared mode, the smoke emitted did not affect visibility.

But there are limitations. In a structural fire, the building is an integral part of the type of material it is made of.

“You can’t see me in the concrete wall so I have a big fire and I never knew it was there. But if I have a single-family home made of aluminum or wood, I’ve probably seen it. It’s the same with the roofs, ”said Nardon. “The pilot must be more than a pilot. Heat signatures should be carefully considered.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the FBI plan to expand their partnership in Southern California and beyond by building this drone defense model.

“We got this off the ground. We had nothing to go by, ”said Lab. He and Pico began working on this program before the outbreak began. “No one else in the United States does that.”

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