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'Wall-E' helps firefighters in dangerous hazmat situations

"Wall-E" is a Talon Hazmat robot with four cameras, a microphone, multiple atmospheric sensors, and the ability to drag 185 firefighters. "Wall-E" is a Talon Hazmat robot with four cameras, a microphone, multiple atmospheric sensors, and the ability to drag 185 firefighters.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington Fire Department has a new piece of equipment to help them fight fires.

"Wall-E" is a Talon Hazmat robot with four cameras, a microphone, multiple atmospheric sensors, and the ability to drag 185 firefighters.

According to fire officials, there aren't many situations Wall-E can't respond to. Firefighters say Wall-E can replace the need for up to four firefighters in dangerous hazmat situations, which can save time, money and lives.

Wall-E was paid for through a Homeland Security grant and helps service seven surrounding counties.

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