Western Lakes Fire District drone offers unique features

  • Source: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
  • Published: 10/21/2021 05:20 PM

The Western Lakes Fire District on Thursday, Oct. 21 showed off its advanced, unmanned aircraft for the first time. Using drones is still a new concept for a lot of first responders, but the Western Lakes Fire District is learning that the sky is the limit when it comes to their one-of-a-kind aircraft. First responders know all too well that every second counts in an emergency situation. That is why the small aircraft system is a huge asset to the fire district. "We haven’t used it to save anybody yet," said Fire Chief Brad Ingersoll. "Time makes a difference, so the fashion that we can get somebody there to help, the better the situation is going to be." It is one of only four drones of its kind in Wisconsin. Some of its unique features include a long-range camera, the ability to live stream, weather flexibility and thermal imaging.


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