Lancashire Fire and Rescue, UK, has released a video showing its new drone in action. Emergency services in the area will be using drones to help find missing people and get a better view of large blazes. Chief inspector Gary Crowe said that the drone will help to provide ‘an extra tool when it comes to tackling offenders, protecting the public and responding to major incidents’.
Crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw contributed £10,000 that had been seized from criminals towards the purchase of the UAV itself and the training of staff to use it. Grunshaw said of the new addition: “Being able to call upon the drone to provide real-time footage will save vital time, provide officers the information they need to make potentially lifesaving decisions and be significantly cheaper to operate than the police helicopter.”