Retired fire chief joins DJI in expansion of its drones for public safety operation

DJI has welcomed retired fire chief Wayne Baker as its new director of public safety integration. The manufacturer says it hopes the appointment can enhance its support for the police, fire and rescue personnel across America who rely on DJI drones for public safety. Baker is a 26-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired after serving the past 10 years as fire chief and emergency management coordinator for the city of Joshua, Texas. He is also a founding member of the North Central Texas Public Safety UAS Response Team, where he worked with DJI to test and evaluate
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Terra Drone launches new Chile branch

Terra Drone Chile has opened a new base in Chile, successfully carrying out its pilot project as part of the newly formed group. The Japan-based company carried out a visual inspection of three flare stacks for energy company ENAP Aconcagua. Drones were used to inspect each 70m tall stack for 45 minutes, saving on the money and manpower required by the conventional method of using a photographer in a helicopter. Terra Drone Chile made use of a DJI M210 RTK with 2 cameras to perform check the stacks in advance of planned maintenance as ENAP had discovered some black smoke
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