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Fire Apparatus Maker Partners with Drone Company

Source: Rosenbauer

Rosenbauer International AG, a leading manufacturer of fire fighting technology, entered a strategic partnership with DJI, a leading company in the field of civil drones and aerial photography. From now on, the two companies will work together to open up the benefits of digital emergency management to all emergency organizations.

The aerial perspective in combination with the deployment management system from Rosenbauer enables a quick assessment of the situation and the making of well-founded decisions regarding the safest and most efficient deployment of personnel. This technology is for both private companies and local community fire departments that are called to an emergency due to severe weather,

“Speed ​​and a really complete picture are important success criteria when rescue teams have to make appropriate decisions under time pressure. We have already supported your efforts to meet these criteria with our IT solutions, which range from efficient vehicle management to navigation and alarm applications, ”said Dieter Siegel, CEO of Rosenbauer International. “This collaboration with DJI enables us to consolidate our role as a digital pioneer and to develop an integrated technology for comprehensive, data-based fire fighting and disaster management.”

Jan Gasparic, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DJI: “We are proud to use our drone technology to support Rosenbauer in the construction of its excellent fire engines and in its vision to provide firefighters with the best possible tools for emergency response and disaster relief. At DJI, we want to offer reliable, scalable drones so that fire, search and rescue workers, as well as public security teams, can benefit from this technology. Because it plays an increasing role in saving lives in today’s everyday life, saving time and resources. This integration is an important step for this long-term partnership, and our commitment shows that the time has come for the introduction of the drone in everyday firefighting. ”

The Rosenbauer mission management system supports the rescue workers on site with relevant information such as fire protection cards, hazardous substance data or vehicle rescue sheets. Information from DJI’s drone fleet management software FlightHub is seamlessly integrated into the Rosenbauer system and provides additional visual and thermal data (depending on the drone or sensor used) to the decision-maker of the operation.

This information can then be forwarded to the operational units on site on a tablet or displayed on monitors in the command center in order to give the emergency services a complete overview of the situation. In this way, informed decisions about the efficient and safe use of resources such as personnel, vehicles and equipment can be made in real time.

Data security is of the utmost importance, which is why all information that is transmitted in real time to the Rosenbauer application management system or from the FlightHub software is stored on a server in a highly secure data center of a well-known European telecommunications company. The data transmission is encrypted. During deployment, the data is also synchronized with all mobile devices, so that every team has the same information and the data remains in a closed cycle.

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