DJI has entered into a Solution Development Partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The partnership is expected to create, test and deploy DJI drones tech as an emergency response and preparedness tool.
The agreement marks one of DJI’s largest partnerships with a fire-fighting agency in the US and will provide the LAFD with access to new technologies, training and support to incorporate innovative drone technology into its operations.
Enterprise Partnerships Manager at DJI, Bill Chen, said: “We are excited to be strengthening our partnership with the LAFD, one of the nation’s preeminent public safety agencies, to help them take advantage of DJI’s drone technology that has been purpose-built for the public safety sector.”
He added: “Through our two-way collaboration, DJI will receive valuable insight into the complexities of deploying drones for emergency situations in one of the most complex urban environments in the nation. This insight will allow us to continue to refine and develop new technologies that will allow the LAFD and leading public safety agencies around the world to gain more value from life-saving drone technology.”
To date, the agency has already flown over 175 incident-related missions using DJI’s industrial aerial platforms such as the Matrice 200 Series, Matrice 600 Series and Phantom 4 Pro drones.
Richard Fields, battalion chief at the LAFD, said: “We are excited about today’s partnership with DJI because it gives the Department access to cutting edge developments.”