Tag Archives: Emergency Management

Sheriff’s officers learn to fly drones

Sheriff’s offices in the Twin Counties are in the process of training and certifying staff to operate unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for purposes including search and rescue. Drones are aircraft that do not require a human pilot. … Continue reading

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WBFD GETS DRONE INFRARED CAMERA TO ASSIST DURING EMERGENCIES

A local fire department has a new tool to use while on emergency calls. The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department started using a drone to assist staff a few months ago and recently added the capabilities to use it at night … Continue reading

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Senate bill seeks procedures for officers’ use of drones

Law-enforcement agencies would have to obtain search warrants to use drones to gather evidence to be used in criminal proceedings, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. Senate Bill 60 seeks to establish procedures for officers’ use of unmanned … Continue reading

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Concerns over police drones

“Drones,” the universal term for unmanned aerial vehicles, were once simple backyard toys. Now, companies like Amazon and UPS are studying ways to use them for delivering packages to customers. Professional and amateur filmmakers use them for overhead shots that … Continue reading

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