Pheonix Fire department Skydio Drones2020 was a record-breaking year for fires.  2022 is stacking up to be another bad season – with early and intense fires this spring.  Now,  Phoenix Fire Department has chosen Skydio drones for Life-Saving Missions

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby

Leading drone manufacturer Skydio has been named as the Phoenix Fire Department’s platform of choice for its UAS program.

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This newly-launched program was developed to increase safety for firefighters, as well as to enhance emergency response support within Phoenix.

As more and more public safety agencies begin to deploy drones, Skydio has seen a growing interest in its Skydio 2+and Skydio X2 drones, powered by its Skydio Autonomy autonomous flight software. These models are widely praised for their suitability in helping inexperienced pilots safely carry out operations and access necessary real-time data.

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The Department’s new UAS program serves as the first part of the…