Fire Chief attends U.S. Department of Justice meeting about drones

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Fire Chief Keith Bryant / Oklahoma City Fire Department

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Fire Chief Keith Bryant is in Washington D.C. for a two-day meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

UAS  have now become a popular resource in various industries, including the Emergency Services.

Firefighters, specifically, could use drones to survey areas of storm damage, determine the path of a wild land fire, locate victims along a river or creek when calling parties can’t state their location or locate a capsized vessel in a large body of water.

The meeting will cover an overview of UAS in Emergency Services and other related topics such as community acceptance, safety considerations, the needs and/or benefits of drones in public safety settings and the implications to privacy for the served communities.

Bryant will be in attendance as a representative of the Fire Service as well as president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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