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What happens when you gatecrash a fire..

Posted by Margaret Barber at

Proving its never a good idea to shortcut getting permissions from the relevant authorities, see what happens when John Thompson uploaded a 14 minute video to You Tube of firefighters battling a blaze.  Twelve minutes in, a firefighter turns his hose to the prying quadcopter, hitting its camera and forcing the pilot to fly higher out of range. Watch the video below, and cut to 12:00 for the action.  John Thompson, whose drone the firefighters blasted with water, is now planning to bill the fire department for the damage done to his drone…good luck with that one!   http://www.popsci.com/drone-films-firefighters-gets-soaked

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Dublin Fire Brigade researches drone use in emergencies response

Posted by Margaret Barber at

In what is probably going to be a common thread as Emergency services everywhere seek to capitalise on what drones can offer in terms of safety and response speed, Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed on its Twitter account that it was researching the use of drones in emergency situations. It is believed members of the DFB will soon receive training in how to use the craft. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/fire-brigade-set-to-introduce-drones-for-emergencies-31269360.html  

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