Drones a game changer for emergency responders
05 October 2019 | 6:00 am
From locating forest fires in California, to getting a 3D map of the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris - drones are proving to be a game changer for emergency responders who are increasingly using the technology in their day-to-day operations.
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