By Hamodia Staff

Catskills Hatzalah on Sunday announced the launch of its Drone Team, bringing advanced capabilities to the its Search and Rescue Team and other special operations.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Hatzalah has purchased two advanced drones with infrared capabilities, offering a  significant advancement in the search for lost or missing persons. The team is comprised of dedicated Hatzalah volunteers who are certified by the FAA as Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Pilots. The team has been participating in additional extensive search and rescue and drone operations training.

Hatzalah said it hopes “that these specialty resources and teams never need to be utilized.”