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CFA Warns Against Drones

CFA Warns Against Drones

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Drone Operators Urged To Exercise Caution This Summer

Drone operators across the state are being urged to keep their drones out of the skies this summer.

While drone operations are perfectly legal, during emergency situations or where there are fires, the Country Fire Authority says emergency crews, including on-ground personnel, could be in danger if an aircraft hits a rogue drone.

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Ian Morley District 16 Commander says drones can be quite a serious danger.

"People need to be aware that they cannot operate drones or remotely piloted aircraft anywhere where there is a fire or emergency operations being undertaken,"

"They risk effecting both the aircraft that are flying and the possibility that they themselves might crash, create another fire or create a hazard or an issue for the people on the ground."

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