Fire Department Joins Drone Emergency Response Team
Emergency responders in New Berlin, Pennsylvania have combined their resources to offer drone and unmanned services to other agencies when needed. The response team operates as if they were responding with a fire truck.
Four emergency service providers from Northcentral Pennsylvania have come together to offer these services in the state.
The four Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) organizations include New Berlin Fire Department in Union County, DuBoistown Fire and EMS in Lycoming County, North Central Pennsylvania Unmanned Emergency Services in Tioga County, and Laporte Volunteer Fire Department in Sullivan County.
They have named themselves the Northcentral ROVER (Remotely Operated Vehicles For Emergency Response) Task Force for Snyder, Northumberland, Union, Lycoming, and Tioga counties.
“The main goal is to help the public, and to help them see the value in this equipment,” explained New Berlin Fire Department Chief Pilot and UAS Program Manager Kale…