A fire company in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh) has received and aerial drone designed specifically to aid firefighters and emergency services personnel.
Members of the Kennedy Township Volunteer Fire Company hope to use the drones on calls that involve HAZMAT and search and rescue situations.
“It takes two [or] three hours for a specialized team to arrive to see what’s going on,” Captain Justin Gutt said of HAZMAT situations. “With this, we can fly right into there. With search and rescue, you send dogs, manpower in there. It takes some time. With this, you can get a good aerial view.”