FIREDRONE

Full name : Fire/Fast Incident Response Equipment for the DescRiption Of Noxious particle Emissions

Projec reference : INTERREG France Channel England 

Period : from 01/11/2020 to 30/06/2023

Financers : European Union through its INTERREG France Channel England funding program 

Total budget : 1,7 million €

Project coordinators : National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rouen

Partners : 

  • INSA Rouen Normandie (- CORIA Laboratory)
  • University Rouen Normandie (- CORIA Laboratory) ;
  • ATMONormandie ;
  • University of Southampton ;
  • Consortiq Ltd ;
  • Surrey Search and Rescue 

Scientific summary :

The FIREDRONE project will increase the safety, speed and accuracy of firefighters’ response to industrial fires and wildfires by developing a compact airborne robotic system for live monitoring dangerous emissions in smoke, designing its operational procedures and providing demonstrations to fire emergency services. The project results will allow to analyse particles in fire smoke faster and cheaper than current equivalent solutions while providing more accurate data.
The system designers, a consortium of universities (INSA Rouen Normandie, University of Southampton, Université de Rouen Normandie) atmospheric authorities (AtmoNormandie) and drone operators and appliers (Consortiq, Surrey Search and Rescue) will work in close co-operation with end-users (the fire brigades and training centres) and experts in drone operations design and remote flight training of emergency services. Thus, the project partners will deliver a well adapted high-end solution.