Australian firefighters to get a drone-eye view during emergencies
March 7, 2016 - Uncategorized
Insurers are using drones to assess the damage caused by bushfires, so it seems only fair firefighters should get a couple of their own devices.
On Monday, the New South Wales (NSW) government rolled out a technology package worth more than A$4 million (US$2.96 million), aimed at ensuring firefighters have access to real-time information when responding to emergencies.
The package includes two drones, two mobile command centres and more than 180 mobile data terminals to be installed in fire trucks across NSW, the state government said in an emailed statement. Read more…