How firefighters are using drones to save lives

Fire departments have a new tool at their disposal in determining the fastest way to put out a fire: drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being sent to fire locations as scouts, using gas sensors and cameras with thermal imaging technology to help first responders in their rescue efforts.

“One of the reasons why it can save lives is it’s so quick to deploy,” said Jeff Kleven, battalion chief of the Fremont Fire Department in Northern California. “What used to take 10 or 15 minutes can now be done in two or three minutes” …

CNBC | Aug. 27, 2017

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