JOUAV CW-15D Drones Provide Air Support for Forest Fire Fighting

At 15:45 on February 16, a forest fire broke out in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

After receiving the report, the Sichuan Provincial Emergency Management Department immediately organized the Sichuan Provincial Forest Fire Brigade and the China Southern Airlines Forest Protection Station to provide reinforcements. They will work with the Ganzi State Public Security Bureau, the Ganzi State Emergency Bureau, the Ganzi Forest Fire Fighting, and other local fire-fighting teams to fight the fire.

The main person in charge of the Sichuan Forest Fire Brigade led the working group to the fire site to guide the fire fighting. On February 20, the fire situation was transferred to the monitoring stage.

JOUAV CW-15D in task

The Ganzi Prefecture Public Security Bureau cooperated with the Ganzi Prefecture Forest Fire Prevention Command Office to use the CW-15D UAV to collect real-time image information on the scene. To provide a reliable data source for comprehensive analysis of risk information, the JOUAV emergency team participated in the whole process and assisted the Ganzi Prefecture Public Security Bureau in its operations.

The terrain is complicated. The working area has high hillsides and dense forests. Often accompanied by severe weather such as strong winds. The drone needs to fly in the valley, and the distance between the two mountains is less than 300 meters, so the take-off and landing sites are very limited.

During the operation, the CW-15II UAV took off at an altitude of 3100m and flew at an altitude of 4500m. Under the condition of an average wind speed of 10m/s, the flight mission was efficiently completed.

The CW-15II UAV carries a full-color high-definition 30x zoom camera and a thermal imaging camera to complete tasks. Such as early detection and identification of high-altitude forest and grassland fire accidents, on-site command, dispatch, decision-making, and post-disaster calculation and evaluation. The experience of the incident and the "air-ground integration" coordination ability.

All units cooperated throughout the rescue process. After the fire was extinguished, the JOUAV CW-15II drone was equipped with an EO/IR Gimbal camera to monitor the fire situation in real-time and assist forest firefighting staff to clean up the fire site and prevent the resurgence of ashes.

Partial results

The CW-15II UAV's monitoring video of the fire scene was sent back to the ground station in real-time and was synchronized to the emergency command center, the National Forest Fire Bureau, the Sichuan Forest Fire Brigade, and other units in real-time. It provided data support for decision-making.

The drone found the suspected re-ignition point, records the latitude and longitude, and sent the location information to the command center. Ganzi Prefecture sent rotorcraft for review:

Suspicious resurgence point


The drone assisted forest firefighters to check the surrounding resurgence and observed whether the strong wind led the fire to the firefighters and ensure the safety of personnel.

Firefighters and equipment

Panorama of the fire scene afterburning:

Panorama of the fire scene after burning

The fire prevention period in Ganzi Prefecture is from October 1st to June 30th each year. The period from February 1st to May 10th is the period of high fire risk. Since the current round of forest and grassland fire prevention has been fully entered, the forest defense organization of Ganzi Prefecture has used fire monitoring that integrates satellite monitoring, drone inspection, forest fire video monitoring, watchtower observation, and forest ranger patrolling. Timely push fire monitoring hotspot information, quickly organize verification and ensure the life safety of residents in the fire area.

As an emergency rescue drone, CW-15II can be equipped EO/IR Gimbal camera, gas detectors, lidars, aerial survey cameras, etc. It plays a supporting role in the pre-incident, incident, and post-incident stages of emergencies, and can complete tasks such as early detection and identification of high-altitude forest and grassland fire accidents, assisting on-site command, dispatch, and decision-making, and post-disaster calculation and evaluation to minimize fire hazards. Guarantee people's life and property safety and national ecological security.