Dubai: The Dubai Civil Defense has approved the use of drones for rescue and firefighting in the event of a major fire.
This will help in accurately understanding the magnitude of the fire and taking preventive measures in the event of a fire in high-rise buildings, narrow spaces and warehouses where hazardous materials are stored. Luff said the decision would help save time and effort in dealing with all types of accidents and would positively improve the role that civil defense takes on protecting life and property. General Rashid Thani Al Matrushi said.
Fires have been reported in various parts of the UAE since the onset of summer.
In this case, the drones are allowed to move quickly. In the first quarter of this year, General Civil Aviation issued licenses to operate 180 drones. The drone ban, which was imposed in the wake of the Houthi attacks in Abu Dhabi, is still in place.
Therefore, it is permitted only with special permission for essentials. Drone flying without the permission of the authorities is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to one lakh dirhams.