FOI 1766 - Drone Technology

How is drone technology being used within this fire service? 

How many drones does this fire service have?

Which drones are you using?

How many missions have you run with drones this year?

Who oversees your drone operations?

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have been exploring the use of Drone technology for the last couple of years. The Service bought a drone in order to trial its capability and evaluate the benefits that the technology may provide. However, this evaluation has now been completed and we have determined that this capability will now be provided by a team from Cheshire Constabulary. Should operational crews determine that an incident would benefit from the attendance and support provided by a Drone then a request to attend will be made.

Cheshire Police provide the Services Drone capability to all operational and non-operational requirements, therefore we do not currently have any physical assets. Our drone was transferred over to Cheshire Police as part of the agreement.

The head of Operational Policy and Assurance is responsible for all drone operations.

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Last updated: Friday, 16 February 2024