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Call in the air support: How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones

The force now has a growing air support unit, ready to be deployed to major incidents.


A DRONE LIKE this could help save your life someday.

Dublin Fire Brigade now has a growing air support unit, consisting of a fleet of drones and several pilots.

Crews are now using the devices as an aid at major incidents, allowing them to find trapped people, hidden dangerous chemicals, areas of buildings weakened by fires that could pose a danger to crews, and to get a sense of where the fire is spreading.

One of the force’s five trained drone pilots, Firefighter Trevor Hunt, explained to how this new form of technology is giving crews on the ground a critical advantage.

Watch the video above for our full report.

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