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As drone technology becomes more affordable to manufacture, the fire service is both reaping the benefits from and dealing with the consequences of unmanned aerial systems. In this topic, learn how drones are being used in all areas, from training to structural fires to search and rescue operations, as well as the difficulty when dealing with personal drones from the community.

Sterling firefighters completed FAA training to become certified pilots of the fire department’s new drone
The FDNY and the NYPD are reviewing drones that can drop flotation devices, electromagnetic shark deterrents
Why technology is the key to avoiding the next 9/11 and MCI preparedness
Officials said a drone came within feet of a helicopter fighting the 150-acre Barth
Kalispell firefighters will begin training on using their drone at hazmat incidents to safely investigate the scene and take air samples
Colorado Springs firefighters now have a 24-hour drone service to assist with fireground operations and search and rescue
The Kanas City Fire Department has found its recent drone use to be effective in giving firefighters real-time information
Friendship Fire Company Diving-Rescue Unit recently completed search and rescue training with two new drones
A high-rise fire in Queens and a 4-alarm fire in the Bronx sent 13 firefighters to local hospitals
2 FFs, an EMT and a tenant were injured in the multiple-alarm fire in Toms River
Proposed legislation would prod the FAA to expand the use of drones, as well as open up federal lands for testing efforts
Drones helped firefighters find hotspots and at-risk structures during a 40-acre fire in Washington City
The Rockport Rotary Club gave the fire department a DJI thermal drone after seeing a privately owned drone used during a wildfire
EMS providers transported several victims; FDNY firefighters searched the site with a robot dog and drones and used a tower ladder to remove a man from the roof