WINNIPEG – Emergency crews in Winnipeg could soon have drones at their disposal.
Scott Wilkinson is a training officer with Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services and tells Global News there are a bunch of ways an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could be helpful.
“It allows our incident commanders who are directing our personnel to kind of see the whole incident, bird’s eye view, areas they can’t see,” says Wilkinson.
The drones could also be used to check out sites with hazardous chemicals or in water rescues.
Wilkinson adds Winnipeg would be one of the first cities to use drones.
In a report at city hall, a pilot project would cost about $31,000.