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New drones used in rescue efforts: High-tech equipment has speed, safety benefits

A new type of life-saving equipment is being used by the Columbus Fire Department when responding to certain types of rescue calls. The department’s unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, were deployed about three weeks ago when a 9-year-old … Continue reading

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FAA OKs Long-Range Drone Flights Over Populated Areas By State Farm To Assess Florence Damage

Federal regulators have granted the insurer State Farm permission to fly drones over populated areas in four states and beyond the drone operators’ line of sight to survey damage from Hurricane Florence, in a step toward more widespread use of … Continue reading

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Fairfield County in early stages of starting a countywide drone program

Fairfield County is working to start a countywide drone program. There are a lot of hoops the county needs to jump through before anything can be finalized, but the sheriff’s office, Emergency Management and Homeland Security and engineer all plan … Continue reading

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Drones Are Catching on in Public Safety Circles, But Denver PD Isn’t Totally Convinced

As a growing number of Colorado public safety agencies launch drones to help firefighting efforts, rescue lost hikers and take pictures of crime scenes, Denver’s police and fire departments are debating the merits of using unmanned aircraft. For now, the … Continue reading

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