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Orem Fire Department unveils drone to help firefighters battle blazes

The Orem Fire Department has a new tool to help them fight fires - an advanced capable drone. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) -- The Orem Fire Department has a new tool to help them fight fires - an advanced capable drone.

The department unveiled its new drone and demonstrated its capabilities at Profire Energy at 321 S. 1250 West, Lindon.

The $30,000 machine was donated by Profire Energy and can spot individuals and fires from several miles away with forward-looking infrared technology.

Also, the data collected helps with heat signatures in buildings to help firefighters combat fires.

The drone is the latest technology in the field, officials said at the event.


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