City of Pharr invests in drone to assist with emergency situations

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, September 25 2020 Sep 25, 2020 September 25, 2020 12:04 PM September 25, 2020 in News - Local

The City of Pharr has invested in a $30,000 drone to help save lives.

Daniel Ramirez, Pharr director of communications and deputy emergency management coordinator said the investment was made so that they can respond to emergencies. 

“The drone has infrared camera, so it picks up body heat, so at night we can see if somebody is lost,” Ramirez said.

The drone can go as high as nine miles and can cover areas that are sometimes unreachable. It will also be used to help the police department, fire department and other areas for emergency purposes. 

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