No More Burn

  • EM Quantum Technology
The time has come to mobilize drones for use in firefighting. The same technology that has made them such a great success in the military over the last two decades can be used to help fight fires. Today’s drones are laden with sensors, cameras and the strength to carry payloads. They should be aggressively mandated as first response technology and several companies are currently pursuing this approach.On June 14, 2017, a disastrous fire burned down the 24 story Grenfell Tower in the west end of London. As sprinkler systems failed and exits were blocked, little could be done to help the unsuspecting inhabitants as fire ravaged and consumed the building. At present, 30 people are dead, 28 others are missing and presumed dead, and the death toll could rise to 100. This is a devastating catastrophe for the community, and we all pray for their families.

Traditionally, fire fighters rarely go past 40 feet to fight fires. The most common method of attack is to enter the building and fight the fire floor by floor. This method is dangerous since buildings can collapse, as the world witnessed on 9/11. Drones, on the other hand, can carry flame retardants to extinguish high-rise fires, locate trapped survivors and gather information about escape routes. One particularly colossal drone can carry up to 6,000 pounds of water, rescue personnel and equipment. Furthermore, many fire fighters suffer long term physical damage from smoke inhalation and develop cancer and other medical problems, adding to the myriad of ways that drones can protect communities.

On June 14, 2017, a disastrous fire burned down the 24 story Grenfell Tower in the west end of London. As sprinkler systems failed and exits were blocked, little could be done to help the unsuspecting inhabitants as fire ravaged and consumed the building. At present, 30 people are dead, 28 others are missing and presumed dead, and the death toll could rise to 100. This is a devastating catastrophe for the community, and we all pray for their families here at EM Quantum Technology.