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Oklahoma firefighters, law enforcement consider drone use

Oklahoman Published: February 16, 2013

Oklahoma firefighters and law enforcement are considering the use of drones to help them do their job. In fact, News 9 has learned the drones will be deployed during this year's wildfire season.



The view from the air is one firefighters say could be invaluable. For example, if a field is on fire, firefighters would be able to see what's in the fire's path.

"In a matter of three minutes we can have a vehicle in the air with live video to the incident commander that will show him what is out in front of the fire," said Jerry Stuckey, Co-CEO of Fireflight.

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