When it comes to high-tech tools used in emergency response, the sky's the limit for the local fire department. The sky also is the arena.
Harold Schapelhouman, fire chief for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, said Friday that his agency is on pace to be the first in the nation approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to deploy aerial drones.
"I hear we're close," Schapelhouman said. "To my knowledge, there are a limited amount of law enforcement agencies and no fire agencies" using drones.