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City Of San Diego Launches New Technology For Public Safety

Sand Diego Fire & Rescue test new drone. August 10,2018

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: Sand Diego Fire & Rescue test new drone. August 10,2018

The city of San Diego will have eyes in the sky to help out in an emergency.

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On Friday, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department tested a new drone during a mock emergency .

The drones will be used to visually assess situations so crews can determine whether they need more resources or to scale back their response.

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“What this is going to do is support those resources and provide more situational awareness to see the big picture. See what’s going on. To make sure we have people in the right spots. Make sure that when we think fires are extinguished they stay that way. That we have effective control and containment measures in place," said Capt. Jeff Ring, San Diego Fire-Rescue.

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The city says the technology will make emergency responses more efficient, reduce cost and potentially help save lives.

The city of San Diego is testing drones to help first responders in emergencies under a new federal program.

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