First responders need drone technology, expert says

09/24/2013 | Boston Herald

First responder agencies should have drones at their disposal as they can get "eyes on a dangerous situation almost immediately," said Missy Cummings of MIT's Humans and Automation Lab. Falcon-UAV, a Colorado company, sent up drones to survey flood damage recently when other airborne vehicles could not operate because of wind and rain. "We were able to provide (emergency responders) imagery they would be able to use to do damage assessment and deploy resources more effectively," company owner Chris Miser said.

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