Although the FAA does not finish issuing the regulation that drones must comply with in order to fly over the US sky, the truth is that it is increasingly difficult to prevent its use, especially if the pressure comes from companies as powerful as Google, Amazon or Facebook or directly even the authorities request its use, as is the case of the fire department of the city of NY who just announced that from now on he will have a firefighters drone patrol watching over the city from the sky.
Apparently and as announced, these drones They will be piloted by two qualified professionals from the New York Fire Department. Their work will be to, through the surveillance cameras installed on the firefighters drones, fly over the city so that that video signal is retransmitted to the main stations in the city. Thanks to this, firefighters will know how to act when there is a fire or any type of emergency.
New York will have firefighters drones watching from the sky
As a detail, tell you that this firefighting drone patrol already has permission from the administration to operate in New York City Thanks to the fact that the purpose of their work is not lucrative, but surveillance so that, in the event of an accident or fire, they can be the first to arrive in the area and, through video and photos, be able to offer extra information of importance to those responsible of the fire brigade so that they can execute the necessary action plan.
As a final detail, tell you that each of the drones used by the New York City fire department has a price of one U.S. dollar 80.000 in part because these drones have a radius of action much greater than those we can find today on the internet. In addition to this, they have been equipped with high resolution infrared cameras.
Further information: The New York Times