OREM, Utah – A new drone is helping Orem public safety agencies improve their reach.
A local company based in Lindon and also in Canada, called Pro Fire donated the approximately $30,000 drone to the Orem Fire and Police Departments.
“We have a large zoom and visible camera, which allows us to identify persons from several miles away,” explained Orem Fire Battalion Chief, Ryan Peterson. “We also have the latest infrared technology which allows us to identify heat signatures in buildings, which directly helps us prevent fire spread and allows us to identify persons in search and rescue missions, and also identify chemical plumes for hazardous materials response.”
The new drone consists of a steering camera for the pilot, in this case, it’s just Peterson and multiple other cameras that can zoom into a license plate from a couple miles away and also see in the dark.
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