The government in Japan has confirmed it will train municipal firefighters across the country to be drone operations advisers.
Starting this fiscal year, it precedes plans to expand the use of drones to gather information and conduct operations at disaster sites.
A report from Japan New detailed that the advisers will visit local firefighting headquarters to promote the use of drones.
It went on to describe how drones are not yet widely accepted in Japan, with only 13% of other headquarters planning on introducing them.
The government said it plans to train 15 drone operation advisers this year and intends to increase the number to about 30 annually from the next fiscal year onward.
It hopes to certify 135 firefighters as advisers by 2023.