Drones can be used for a number of applications like fire and ocean rescue.
But those are only a few of their functions, and not everyone knows exactly how to use them. Saturday, Wrightsville Beach Fire Department stepped up to the plate with their “Civilian Drone Academy– ” teaching the public how to use drones for recreational purposes. Sam Proffitt, a paramedic firefighter with Wrighstville Beach explained that knowing the laws of the land — or in this case, air — is vital for everyone’s safety. “Having an understanding of rules and regulations to fly drones is very important,” Profitt said. “What we don’t want is people to go out and not really understand the rules and how to safely fly and it become an issue..."