Manchester Fire and Rescue Service uses drone with infrared camera for aerial views #drone #droneday

Quick and interesting read from Motherboard:

But firefighters in the Manchester area have figured out how to use drone technology to their advantage, using a battery-powered quadcopter to help them monitor a massive blaze in the city center.

Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Service has established its own Air Unit, a drone with an infrared camera that can reach heights of 425 feet, and stay aloft for 35 minutes at a time. Controlled via a tablet on the ground, the drone helped firefighters get an aerial view of the seven-story fire.

Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.

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