NIC in the News: Black Creek company uses drone technology to assist with B.C. wildfires

Coastal Forest Technology student Dakota Johnson was on the front lines of the battle to stop wildfires this summer as part of his work with a Black Creek company specializing in drone technology.

Stinson Aerial Services used drones to help BC wildfire crews identify hot spots — fires that may not be visible to the human eye — using thermal scanning.

Johnson was involved in designing the mapping process for the contract, according to the Comox Valley Record.

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