Hummingbird Drones was founded in 2014 by then students and Initial Attack wildfire fighters Robert Atwood and Richard Sullivan. Seeing the untapped potential of drones to affect the way wildfire suppression efforts were conducted, they sought to make it a reality.
In 2015, after a year of product development and beta testing, Hummingbird was engaged for a trial by the BC Wildfire Service. Since then, Hummingbird has worked across western Canada, providing data and intelligence to support a variety of fire line operations.
Over the years, Hummingbird Drones has been featured in media outlets big and small, from CBC and The Globe and Mail to regional and municipal newspapers.
Our job takes us all over B.C. and Alberta. This gallery showcases some of the places we’ve been and views we’ve seen from the ground and the air.