Emergency Services

DroneResponders teams up with Commercial Drone Alliance in public safety partnership

DroneResponders and the Commercial Drone Alliance have partnered to assist public safety UAS programs in implementing UAS technologies to yield lifesaving benefits. It is hoped to increase dialogue and establish relations between the UAS industry and first responders who are embracing unmanned systems to help lifesaving missions and protect property. According to recent research from DroneResponders, a majority of public safety agencies are either already operating drones or working on implementing a UAS program. Lisa Ellman, executive director for the Commercial Drone Alliance, said: “We are seeing incredible interest in using drones for public safety at the local, state, and
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DroneResponders expands offering with new Technical Experts Program

The DroneResponders Public Safety Alliance has launched a Technical Experts Program (TEP) to assist public safety and emergency services professionals and agencies who require first-hand subject matter expertise in deploying and managing their drone programs. Speaking at the North Carolina Drone Summit, DroneResponders director Charles Werner announced the creation of the TEP to a crowd of public safety and drone industry professionals. He said the TEP will start off with more than 50 Technical Experts who have committed to serve and are in the process of being activated on the DroneResponders website and discussion forum. Werner explained: “I am very
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VIDEO: Drone footage gives Manchester fire service birds-eye view of Ashton blaze

Footage captured by drone has given the fire service in Manchester a bids-eye view of the mill fire in Ashton. Taking to social media to share the footage, the fire service said how the drone footage managed to show the magnitude of what the men on the ground had to deal with. The International Emergency Drone Organization quoted the tweet and described how the use of drone tech can add value to firefighting. It said: "This is amazing how much a drone footage in this case could afford so much intelligence from a fire, pyrolysis smokes, building structures and location
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Police in Whaley Bridge deploys evacuated street drone patrols to combat opportunist theft

Police in Whaley Bridge turned to drone tech to patrol the evacuated streets in the town after opportunist thieves looked to ‘ransack’ empty houses. More than 1,500 residents were forced to evacuate over concerns that the nearby Toddbrook Reservoir was at risk of bursting. Reports have suggested that because of the empty homes and streets, some thieves had seen an opportunity. On man, speaking to The Sun, said his home had already been broken into. However, the Derbyshire deputy chief constable, Rachel Swann, reassured residents that their homes were safe. She commented: “We can assure you that security of the
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