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United States: Firefighters use drones as first responder

In California some fire departments have begun deploying drones out to assess the severity of fires. They are quick to deploy and give the firefighters a bird’s- eye-view of what’s going on.

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Using thermal imaging cameras on-board the drones, the fire crew can determine what type of fire they are dealing with, where the hot spots are and, most importantly, if there are any people trapped inside the building.

The drones offer fire departments significant savings when compared to manned helicopters, the cost of which can run into the millions per year.

Given the rapid increase in the number of UAVs being used in society, we’re likely to see more exciting, life-saving innovations in the near future.

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