An increasing number of Fire and Rescue departments are strengthening their equipment fleets with FLARM-equipped UAVs. The newest addition to the list is “Schutz und Rettung Zürich” (“Fire and Rescue Zurich”). They now operate two DJI Matrice 210 with a FLARM traffic information and collision avoidance system from the company Remote Vision. This makes it possible for them to fly close to airports and in restricted areas where drone traffic is otherwise not allowed.
The UAVs are equipped with thermal imaging cameras to be able to assess fire temperatures, find missing persons, as well as other use cases.
The Swiss magazine “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” has published a story about the drones (in German).