Billings Fire Department receives $300K federal grant for hazmat detecting drones

October 12, 2020

Billings firefighters can now purchase a small fleet of drones designed specifically for search-and-rescue operations and assessing accidents involving hazardous materials.

A federal $300,000 grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and distributed through the state will be used to buy drones equipped with thermal sensors and gaseous material monitors.

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