First responders learn how drones can save lives

SARAH HOFIUS HALL Flying overhead, a drone often can see what a firefighter cannot. On Saturday, volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel from 10 departments learned how the technology can help save lives. The free educational seminar was held at Marywood University by DARTdrones, which won the regional TecBridge Business Planning Competition last year. The flight […]

Alabama Drone Task Force sends proposals to Governor

Potential benefits due to agriculture, law enforcement and education were discussed. Continue reading: http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/drone-proposals-sent-to-governor/26012/Luuj0q9HzEm1Ow4Runw4MQ

Brookings Fire Department to being using new drone to survey emergency situations

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKINGS, South Dakota — A fire department in eastern South Dakota has gone high-tech with a new custom-built drone. The unmanned aircraft will provide Brookings firefighters a panoramic view of structure fires, wildfires and gas leaks. The F450 quadcopter can even be used to search areas in missing person cases or to […]

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 […]