Drones have proven extremely useful as a means to help prevent fires, the spokesman of the fire department said on Sunday as he called on the public to become “safety observers”.

Andreas Kettis tweeted that drones, operated by a special team, were becoming an effective prevention tool where they are used pre-emptively in various agro-forestry areas.

The gather information through remote sensing detection, recording and monitoring, he said

In another tweet, he wrote: “Don’t just be a spectator! Join the neighbourhood watch and become a fire safety observer.”

The new campaign of the fire service is being carried out in collaboration with the justice ministry and the police.

The goal is the contribution of the public in the prevention of fires, Kettis said.