Drone use will rise among Larimer County law, fire agencies … – Loveland Reporter

A world in which local law enforcement agents and firefighters use unmanned aircraft to gather crime scene evidence, monitor hazardous accidents and measure fire conditions has arrived.

Representatives from emergency response agencies across Larimer County gathered Thursday at Poudre Fire Authority’s training grounds in Fort Collins to demonstrate how drones can be used to enhance public safety in a variety of situations.

Expediting the process of gathering evidence in serious motor vehicle accidents, measuring the heat produced by flames in a structure fire, identifying chemicals spilled in a train derailment and mapping routes to locate stranded hikers were among the applications for drone use by local fire, police and rescue crews.

Soon, agents from Poudre Fire Authority, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland Police Department, Larimer County Search and Rescue and Colorado State University Police Department will be cleared to fly drones for public safety

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