Suwannee County Fire Rescue Wants a Drone

Suwannee County Fire Rescue
Posted at 10:23 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 17:34:02-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, FL (WTXL) - Suwannee County Fire Rescue wants to add a new tool to their ranks...a drone.

The department says the drone would be used in a variety of ways, including helping to find missing people, spotting any accidents on I-10 and I-75, and monitoring chemical spills.

They say they have considered safety risks involved with drones, and think the benefits outweigh any concerns.

They'll know if they are awarded the grant by the end of January.