Mesa Fire leads way in use of drones

  • Source: East Valley Tribune
  • Published: 12/19/2017 06:35 AM

Mesa Fire and Medical Department is a pioneer in the use of drones to respond to emergency situations, and its pilots have evolved into a valuable resource for first responders and municipalities across Arizona. While many of the department’s pilots had little to no experience with drones – also called unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs – prior to the program’s inception, they have developed into experts and now use the technology to respond to structural fires, large commercial fires, search and rescue operations, and other emergencies in Mesa and surrounding areas.


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