By Jim Spell
It is no surprise that drones are gaining wide acceptance in the fire service. While not new to construction work, traffic departments or law enforcement, fire departments around the country are increasing their participation in the advancement of strategic observation. Fire service agencies around the world will spend over 800 million dollars on drones in the coming months, in activities such as:
Monitoring a fire scene.
Surveying large areas for victims.
Lighting an incident.
Assessing a disaster.