For the first time in its history, the FDNY used a remote-controlled drone to help extinguish a burning building last night, and just like every drone owner on Earth, they couldn't wait to overshare about it on social media. In multiple posts to Facebook, along with Twitter and Instagram, the department boasted about its new, potentially life-saving tool.

According to an FDNY spokesperson, the eight-pound drone was used to help emergency responders get a better look at a 4-alarm blaze that broke out at roughly 6:20 p.m. Monday night on the top floor of a residential building near the corner of Crotona Park North and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. 168 firefighters responded to the scene, and two suffered minor injuries as they worked to extinguish the blaze.

"The roof started to fall. We were worried about what was going on," FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue told the Daily News. "We had a lot of great radio reports, but that's only verbal. So with the drone, we actually had a good visual picture, so it really helped us to make decisions to help put this fire out and keep our guys safe." The drone used last night, according to the tabloid, sports both high-definition and infrared cameras, remained tethered to the ground at all times, can fly up to 200 feet high, and was controlled by an FDNY Incident Commander via a remote screen on the scene. Fire department officials had reportedly spent months training with firefighting drones.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Donoghue told the News all residents successfully evacuated the building shortly after the fire broke out.

"We were able to get a good view of the roof, which allowed the Incident Commander on the ground to view the firefighters as they were conducting rooftop operations, venting the roof and putting water on the fire," Director of FDNY Operations Center Timothy Herlocker told the NY Post.

And so we've plunged a little deeper into the Age of the Drones. It won't be long now until flying Amazon robots drop packages of shampoo and phone chargers on our heads like late capitalist acid rain. And what about weaponized police drones? Well, hoo boy! But in this case, the FDNY using a small camera drone to put out a burning building is clearly a good thing. After all, who else will protect us from the flamethrower drones??!