Alameda County Fire seeks drone policy

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When:
February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-02-14T10:00:00-08:00
2019-02-14T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
1221 Oak St
Oakland
CA 94612

ALAMEDA COUNTY ­ Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee meeting
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE
-FIRE DRONES- Several years back, Alameda County residents , because of privacy concerns, opposed a plan by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to use “small unmanned aerial systems” AKA drones to fight crime. Ultimately the drones were purchased and a policy for its use was crafted by residents and law enforcement. Now, the Alameda County Fire Department wants its own policy to use drones to fight fires. The early stages of a policy comes before the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning. Over the past year, Alameda County Fire has used the Sheriff’s drones to access blazes on several occasions in the county. Alameda County Sheriff’s drones were also used recently to aid in recent Northern California wildfires. The Fire Department hopes to have a policy is placed by October of this year.

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