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Chinese Drones Help US Firefighters Do their Jobs

A growing number of American firefighters are now using drones to help with their live-saving work.

The city of Fremont, California uses 14 drones to help fight fires and carry out other public safety and rescue activities.

Jeff Kleven is the acting chief of operations for the Fremont Fire Department. He told VOA that, in the future, every fire truck will be equipped with a drone to assist firefighters.

Drones used by fire departments usually have additional equipment added to collect valuable information for firefighters. Such tools can identify fire sources, extreme heat areas and the positions of firefighters in the field.

Recently, a police search and rescue team in Fremont used a drone equipped with an infrared camera that can identify body heat. The technology was able to find a lost, deaf child at night.

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