Drones have been used on the Sawtooth Fire in Arizona

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Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) module drone Sawtooth Fire
An Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) module on the Sawtooth Fire, June 3, 2020. InciWeb photo.

One of the aerial support tools firefighters have been using for a variety of tasks on the Sawtooth Fire 10 miles east of Apache Junction, Arizona are Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones). UAS are gathering images and video and patrolling areas inaccessible to firefighters or larger aircraft. While this technology does not replace the need for large aircraft and helicopters, it does lower the risk to fire crews both in the air and on the ground. The UAS Operators are trained, qualified, and have constant communication with other fire aircraft.

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