Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to Aid Wildfire Victims

Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to
Aid Wildfire Victims


 Big Sky UAV, a multi-state drone service company, is offering Montana victims of wildfires free aerial imaging to assist with disaster recovery via their website at

Big SkyUAV Webpage

Increasingly drones are being used to help track and fight wildfires. Now the victims of wildfires can also access emerging drone technology to help speed the recovery process thanks to Big Sky UAV, a multi-state FAA licensed commercial drone operator headquartered in Helena, Montana.
Big Sky UAV is offering their aerial imaging service free to victims who are affected by the continuing wildfires ravaging Montana and the Western US to use for insurance claims and recovery.
Big Sky UAV CEO, J.D. Pepper Petersen, said of his company’s humanitarian drone efforts: “It’s a first step for us to help the victims and deal with recovery after the fact, but drones will soon be the single most powerful tool we will use to fight wildfires before during and after the burning starts.”
“Drones have huge potential to help mitigate wildfire damage. NASA and DARPA developed a lot of the technology today’s drones use to fight fires.” said Big Sky UAV CEO, J.D. Pepper Petersen.
Recent studies show the highest number of wildfire-fighting related deaths were due to aircraft incidents*, indicating drone deployment in fires could potentially save lives.
While studies like this bolster the drone industry’s chances of taking part in wildfire fighting efforts, drone integration into FAA regulations and firefighting flight units is slow.  
According to Petersen, “Big Sky UAV teams are ready to fight fires with our drones right now, whenever the state and federal governments are ready to get serious about using these tools we can literally deploy swarms of firefighting drones and save property and lives.”
Wildfire victims who need aerial imaging services may contact Big Sky UAV via their website at, or on Facebook at Facebook/BigSkyUAV.
Big Sky UAV, one of the first FAA licensed commercial drone operators in the United States, is on the leading edge of the drone technology revolution. With an industrial fleet of small UAV’s, state of the industry imaging capabilities, and offices in Helena, Montana and Memphis, Tennessee; Big Sky UAV meets the needs of a diverse clientele in the infrastructure repair, agriculture, utility, real estate, TV, mining, construction, forestry, transportation, and insurance industries.
Contact: J.D. Pepper Petersen, CEO, Big Sky UAV
*The attached picture, Courtesy of Big Sky UAV, shows Big Sky UAV CEO, J.D. Pepper Petersen piloting a drone near Helena, Montana's historic Firetower, built to watch over and protect the community from fires.
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