Tag Archives: Search-and-Rescue

How Central Florida firefighters are using drones to save lives

Something that started as a hobby for some people is now a life-saving tool at the Orange County Fire Department. Firefighters are using DRONES in unique ways to fight fires and respond to calls. Fire officials have some big plans … Continue reading

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Drone came within 50 feet of hitting a MH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard helicopter

According to the Coast Guard, the aircrew flying an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter came within 50 feet of hitting a drone in Port Angeles last Saturday. At the time of the near-miss with the recreational drone, the crew was 300 feet … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Child With Drone

Last Thursday night, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina used its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to successfully locate a missing 11-year-old girl within 15 minutes’ time. According to an announcement from the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched at … Continue reading

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