Wilmington Fire Department uses a drone for the first time at a fire scene

The Wilmington Fire Department is accustomed to battling flames from the ground, but they now have assistance from the sky.

Crews from the Wilmington Fire Department were called to a woodlands fire off 17th St. near Shipyard Blvd. earlier this week and deployed their drone for the first time.

explained that it can be tough to comprehend and visualize the complete extent of a fire, such as the one-acre , since it covers such a large area and can move quickly.

The new drone enabled the department to completely envision the fire area and organize their firefighting efforts more effectively.

Wilmington Fire Department Uses A Drone For The First Time At A Fire Scene
This photo shows that the Wilmington Fire Department might actually have access to two drones, a DJI Phantom, and a it seems.

You could be thinking, “Who cares? There are plenty of fire departments out there that use drones in their day-to-day firefighting activities,” and you'd be correct.

However, speaking with various at recently regarding the usage of drones, it became clear that many fire and agencies are still not employing drones to help save people's lives. That is why bringing stories like this one to the public's attention makes sense and is truly necessary.

Wilmington Fire Department Uses A Drone For The First Time At A Fire Scene

Drones have never been more affordable or easier to fly, so if you're a first responder and your department isn't already using drone technology to save lives and keep your crew members safe, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

We'd be happy to put you in contact with folks in your area who can assist you with establishing a drone program.

Congrats to the Wilmington Fire Department for using drones during their firefighting activities.

Fly safe and stay safe!

Photos courtesy of the Wilmington Fire Department.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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