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Clark County Fire Dept. receives FAA authorization to fly drones

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According to a release from the California-based Echo Media Group, the Clark County Fire Department has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones.

CCFD will partner with the Southern Nevada-based Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc., and the drones will be employed to support firefighting missions including hazardous materials spill response, public safety, life preservation, training and aerial photographs of disaster scenes and fire areas.

Initial operations will focus on flight crew training and validating procedures.

“UAS integration into emergency response operations will save time, resources and money while keeping firefighters safer than ever before,” Praxis Aerospace Concepts International CEO Jonathan Daniels said. “Chief [Gregory] Cassell and his staff at CCFD have been a fantastic proponent during the development of this program over the last year.”

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