Firefighting drones will soon fly over New York City

As long as it doesn’t get too close to the action, the high-flying technology is an obvious choice for fire departments seeking to understand the full extent of an emergency situation before risking the lives of their personnel.

We’re talking about drones, which the New York City Fire Department is about to begin using at major fires and emergencies to provide additional situational awareness for those on the ground.

The robust custom-built machine, which at $85,000 costs rather more than your everyday consumer drone, is capable of capturing both standard video and infrared images, according to the New York Times …

Yahoo Tech | Sept. 13, 2016

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