Drone pilot wants to livestream video to firefighters

Harry C. Arnold working on a video project. Photo: Jonathan Jackson.Three big fire trucks have brought out ladders and are spraying water on a burning building from above.

On the ground firefighters and several fire trucks work to put out the flames.

That’s when Harry C. Arnold launches his drone and flies towards the fire, filming the big cloud of grey smoke rising from the building.

Two firefighters were hurt in this May 30th Detroit fire.  Arnold thinks that the video he made of the fire shows how important it can be to have an eye in the sky.

“On the video you could see the bricks falling on the firefighters,” Arnold said. “No one else could see that.”

He hopes the video can show people that drones are valuable firefighting tools.

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