The idea is for fire engines to have their own personal 4G network with a 50km radius.
From the command centre, fire fighters would launch drones and use their cameras to survey the scene. The same concept is being used for search and rescue, with artificial intelligence linking the drones together into a “swarm”, so only one pilot is needed to direct a whole group of drones.
Orland Park, Illinois police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was believed to be armed with a gun. Arturo Galvez, 30, is facing felony charges in Orland Park of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Galvez was chased into Orland Park by Chicago police where he fended off police officers, according to a police news release.
Nefarious use of drones is likely to get worse before it gets better, according to officials.