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Take the handcuffs off. Let us fly drones, says Fire Chief Schapelhouman

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Take The Handcuffs Off. Let Us Fly Drones, Says Fire Chief Schapelhouman

California Fire Departments are increasingly turning to Silicon Valley technology, such as drones, satellite images, and artificial intelligence to more effectively fight bigger blazes. In a recent article, Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park District said “Take the handcuffs off,” he said. “Let us fly [drones].”

Autel EVO I donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich

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Drone Donated To The East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department In Norwich

On Monday, an Autel Evo I drone was donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich, CT. The drone was donated by Autel Robotics and FoxFury Lighting to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program, which in turn donated the equipment to the fire department.
Update: an earlier version of this article referred to an Autel EVO II, whereas it is an Autel EVO I instead.