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When a drone interferes with a fire rescue, can a first responder destroy it?




Screenshot of the recent fire in the El Cajon Pass. Fire officials have said that remote controlled drones interfered with the rescue operation.
Screenshot of the recent fire in the El Cajon Pass. Fire officials have said that remote controlled drones interfered with the rescue operation.

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This week California State Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblyman Mike Gatto proposed a new law aimed at curtailing a rising problem related to emergencies.

The legislation would grant immunity to any emergency responder who damages an unmanned aircraft or drone while fighting a fire, or performing other rescue operations.

We talked to California State Senator Ted Gaines about it, and asked him  how this legislation would work. 

To hear the full interview, click the link above.