The 2013 West Virginia Public Safety Expo is underway. Several vendors lined the Charleston Civic Center floor displaying goods that Emergency Medical Services, fire departments and law enforcement offices can put to use.
One vendor, however, is selling a controversial tool that also happens to be available for purchase by the public. Drones.
The tiny flying objects look like something you might find in a toy store.
"Kids were using this," Verizon Wireless government sales manager David Ombres said. "But now we're getting a lot of requests from public safety agencies like fire departments, to view a fire from a distance or above."