Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting – DRONELIFE

advanced technology aerial firefightingAdvancing Technology Aerial Firefighting Through Massive Multimodal Mobility

The United States (U.S.) is on fire… literally. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, this calendar year the nation has experienced 39,955 wildfires, two thousand plus more than the ten-year average (37,675). Thus far, 104 large fires have ravaged 2.4 million acres. Calfire lists the still-burning California Dixie fire as the second largest in the states history, having already destroyed 1,109 structures in its path. Two organizations, the Advanced Mobility Collective (The Collective”) and Colorados Center of Excellence Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (COE”), have partnered up to combat this problem together, using networked advanced technology.

Todd Spain, Executive Director of The Collective, who considers himself, a lifelong technology guy whose mission is to make technology work to improve the world” founded The Collective as a non-profit just a few…