PRESS RELEASE - March 28, 2018 Menlo Park Fire District and Drone Partner DJI Unveil new Cobra Camera and Flight hub Customization features at Fire Station 1

Published on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:01a.m.

Menlo Park Firefighters and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology are together rolling out new tools and technology that greatly assists and improves firefighting and search and rescue operations Wednesday at Menlo Fire Station 1

March 28, 2018 – Wednesday @ 11 am – Menlo Fire Station 1 located at 300 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park

Please see the attached Press Release for more details! DJI Cobra Release - March 28, 2018 - Fire Station 1.pdf

The DJI Cobra Camera System is revolutionary for Fire and Rescue Operations in smoky conditions because it can see objects previously not visible by the human eye. Menlo Park Firefighters practice with it at a training and product testing last year at the Districts Live Fire Burn Facility – Credit Menlo Fire


 Captain Chris Dennebaum, program coordinator for the Menlo Park Fire District’s Drone Team along with DJI representative Romeo Durscher were the only ones allowed to operate Drones inside the Sacramento Sleep Train Arena last week, during “Operation Sentinel Response”, one of two Statewide Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) simulated earthquake exercises coupled with a radiological terrorist event.


The DJI Drone was equipped with the new and never seen before COBRA Camera system, which easily located over 100 victims in complete darkness and through the smoky haze. Rescuers were easily guided to each of the victims locations – Credit Menlo Fire

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