无人机为事故指挥官提供了鸟瞰图，增加了他们对火灾的态势感知，并帮助他们制定战术来应对火灾。警察局官员Lee Newman详细介绍了伦敦消防队是如何实施这项技术的，以及后续的好处。识别外部风险格伦费尔大厦火灾导致了几项操作程序的修订，并在旅内引入了新设备。火灾发生几个月后，“旅”的任务是进行一项试验，以测试无人机识别外部风险和评估事故发生时建筑稳定性的可行性，并提供必要的安全信息，以促进正在进行的内部消防行动。实现使用无人机旅实现无人机的使用和获得一个矩阵210 V1和一个幽灵4工作与合作伙伴现有无人机的能力,以及无人机专家,旅开始工作来实现无人机的使用和获得一个矩阵210 V1和一个幽灵4作为教练和储备无人机。2018年夏天，埃塞克斯警方开设了一门紧急服务定制课程，培训该旅的无人机飞行员团队，他们在一周内都获得了PfCO资格。从开始到结束，伦敦消防队的无人机小组只用了9个月的时间就投入了工作。无人机投入使用的第一天，该团队接到命令，要处理一个休闲中心的15台泵发生的火灾，该中心正在翻修。他们被要求确认建筑物屋顶上是否有圆柱体，并立即使用了无人机。摄制组飞了起来，并将摄像机拍摄的画面传送到一个大屏幕上，这个大屏幕安装在为试验提供的一辆货车上。 The drone footage was able to identify, to the Incident Commander’s satisfaction, that the cylinders were actually rolls of asphalt due to be laid on the roof as part of the renovation. If the drone concept could have proven its use in one job, this was it. The information from the drone allowed the Incident Commander to decide not to make it ‘cylinders confirmed’ and saved a lot of unnecessary extra appliance movements. Applications of drone Since that first callout, the team has been to around 300 incidents of six pumps or more, including persons in the water, fires, and various missing people’s incidents both in London and into other counties, assisting police forces. From start to finish, it took just nine months to get London Fire Brigade’s drone team operational Drone inventory The Brigade’s drone capability inventory includes a Matrice 300 with an H20T dual thermal and optical camera; a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with multi attachments; a Mavic Air 2 and a Yuneec 520. The Brigade also has a Teradek live streaming device and multiple tablets for receiving the streamed footage. The Brigade operates with two Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs – plug-in hybrid SUVs – and has split the drone equipment into two, with one vehicle carrying the drone and batteries, and the other carrying all the support kit and ancillaries. Working in dark conditions The drones are permitted to fly up to 400 ft above ground level or higher in an emergency and can fly as fast as 50 mph. They also can act as a loudspeaker to give instructions or reassurance and shine a bright spotlight in dark or low light conditions. 24/7 service The Brigade has eight pilots trained and operates a 24/7 service The Brigade has eight pilots trained and operates a 24/7 service. The team is working closely with its blue light partners, including the: Metropolitan Police Service, several search and rescue teams, and a host of fire services surrounding the capital, as well as giving advice to other upcoming drone teams around the UK. Use of drone in future The Brigade’s drone capability has been molded to how it sees the future and what it holds in the way of drone use. For example, the Brigade has developed a capability to drop water rescue aides to people at water incidents, which helps to keep them afloat long enough to be rescued. The drone can also be used alongside the swift water rescue teams to provide situational awareness of hazards and the resulting risks during the rescue phase. Delivering fire escape tools The Brigade also invested in fire escape hoods in late 2018 and has already demonstrated how one might be delivered via a drone to a balcony above the height of an aerial appliance while using the Mavic Enterprise 2 to relay instructions via the loudspeakers. These possible new uses are pushing the boundaries of the Brigade’s original concept and demonstrate how London Fire Brigade works to stay ahead of the curve.