Drone helps FDNY fight at Crotona Park North fire

This may be the Bravest drone in New York City.

A four-alarm blaze in Bronx on Monday gave the FDNY the chance to use a new fire-fighting tool — a drone equipped with high-definition and infrared cameras. The fire broke out just after 6:20 p.m., tearing through four floors and the roof of a six-story apartment building on Crotona Park N. and Crotona Ave. in Tremont.

As the flames spread, FDNY officials launched the 8-pound drone, which is lifted by four rotors and painted fire-truck red, to check out the roof.
“The roof started to fail. We were worried about what was going on,” said FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue. “We had a lot of great radio reports, but 福汇 that’s only verbal. So with the drone we actually had a good visual picture, so it really helped us to make decisions to help put this fire out and keep our guys safe.”


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