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October 20
Using Thermal IR and Fire Modelling to help with Fire Attack Planning and Suppression

Great to be presenting alongside the Scion rural fire research team at the annual Forest Growers Research Conference being held in Christchurch.  With a field trip from the conference visiting the fire ground and together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and PF Olsen Limited, the Interpine team presented the use of thermal drones being used on the Port Hills Complex fire during the summer of 2017.   Working as a team during the fires, Scion Research were able to take the thermal IR hotspot data being provided by the DOC helicopter, and Interpine's thermal drones and model the fire threat and provide updates to the Incident Management Team to direct the fire attack.   While firefighters were able to download maps via QR Codes and use them directly on the fire ground during suppression activity.

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