SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — You’ll soon see a new presence flying above New Braunfels.
The city’s Fire Department has been awarded a grant that will be used to buy a new drone.
Why does the Fire Department need a drone?
The device is going to be used for several task that will include:
• Search and rescue operations on land and the rivers
• Damage assessment after severe weather events or other disasters
• Wildland fire reconnaissance to determine the size, scope and exposures
• Rapid gain of situational awareness in large apartment or other multi-family complex fires for swift resource deployment
• Hazmat reconnaissance
The Mavic Enterprise Drone purchase is from a New Braunfels Community Foundation grant.