The unit beams live images of fires to crews on the ground, giving them a clearer view of what they are facing.
After a trial period, the drone could become an essential part of firefighting in Bolton and across Greater Manchester.
Watch manager Chris Rainford said: “So far the trial is going really well and the unit has proved very useful for operational crews during incidents.
“Myself and the unit have attended about 10 incidents where we’ve been able to provide a bird’s eye view of the scene — something we’d previously never been able to do.
“On top of this, I’m now going to more training exercises with the unit and will be doing more of these in the coming weeks to assist training and use footage from the air to learn how things can be done better.”
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