New drone can help Camano Island Fire and Rescue crews fight fires, search forest and sea

Camano Island Fire and Rescue’s newest crew member weighs 3.1 pounds and zips along at 33 mph.

This bright orange small unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly called a drone, can investigate structure fires with its thermal camera, help firefighters stay out of harm’s way and search open water or thick forests for missing people.

“It’s easy to use, and we’ll use it to save lives and keep firefighters safe,” said William Webb, a lieutenant with CIFR …

Stanwood Camano Times (Washington) | March 13, 2018

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