A fleet of drones has been enlisted to assist emergency medical services in rescue and reconnaissance operations in Cape Town which will see registered drone pilots, employed by the city’s EMS services, deployed to mountainous regions to support search and rescue missions. Business Insider reports that the introduction of drone technology, which will be used to search remote sections of, at first Table Mountain, while feeding live imagery back to primary response teams, will hasten vital rescue operations and reduce the immediate risks faced by EMS personnel. The project will however not be limited to mountain search and rescue operations only and will also play a vital part in containing wild fires by helping to identify flare-ups through thermal imaging cameras.
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