Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

by Dave Boyce / Almanac A drone like this one, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quad-Copter, is under consideration as an aerial assistant for firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District when fighting a significant fire or conducting a difficult rescue. The drone’s arms are about 4 inches long. (Photo courtesy of DJI Innovations.) […]

Northport begins using drone in emergencies

NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) – By Terri Brewer Northport Fire Rescue has been using a drone as part of its training for several months, but now, the department is beginning to use the drone in real emergencies. A tanker fire Friday marked the first time Northport Fire Rescue used the tool in a real-life situation. Northport […]

City of Cape Town plan to acquire drones

September 11, 2014 Daneel Knoetze “Aeryon Scout In Flight” by Dkroetsch – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. NEWS Shortly after referring to its CCTV system as “Big Brother” and expressing support for public video surveillance, the City of Cape Town has revealed that it is in the “planning phase” of a […]