Don’t mess with firefighters!
Drones are seemingly everywhere now. While they are an amazing piece of technology to use with your friends on private property or if you’re an videographer – who has gained clearance & permission to film, probably not a good idea to send an expensive toy over the scene of an active fire.
Firefighters in Upstate New York were battling a house fire when one man, John Thompson sent his drone attached with a camera over the scene. One firefighter saw the flying object and retaliated with the only weapon that could reach the drone – his fully charged fire hose.
Thompson is now suing the fire department – claiming the drone is now damaged.
People went to Thompson’s personal Facebook page to discuss whether he was in the right or wrong.
An ongoing investigation continues into the legality of using a drone to film a fire on public property.