Garvin County to use drone for emergency response

Garvin County to use drone for emergency response

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US: While the tussle of whether drone can be used for commercial purposes ranges on in the industry, Garvin County in Oklahoma is set to become the first public agency in the state to purchase and use an unmanned aerial system for fire-fighting and other emergency situations.

County commissioners have approved the purchase of the $2,300 small UAV that's equipped with a camera to help firefighters and other emergency responders. Garvin County Emergency Management director Bud Ramming told media the department is still in the process of writing policies and procedures but it should be operational within the next few weeks.

Source: News9