How Drones Could Help Firefighters Save Time And Lives

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The view from a UAV's thermal imaging camera, above the scene of a house fire. (Courtesy via KQED)

There’s a reason why firefighters are so focused on “response time.” In their line of work, minutes count.

One of the most time-consuming chores is sizing up the situation when they arrive on scene — locating the fire and any potential victims inside. But that may be changing.

Craig Miller (@voxterra) from Here & Now contributor KQED took a closer look at two emerging technologies that could save lives and property.

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