DroneResponders has officially surpassed 600 member public safety agencies who are operating drones.
In recognition of the achievement, the organisation subsequently launched its Fall 2019 Public Safety UAS research survey designed to gather data from emergency management, fire response, law enforcement, and other organization utilizing drones for public safety missions.
The survey contains a series of questions designed to provide a better understanding of the current public safety UAS landscape.
Chistopher Todd, an analyst at DroneRespondersm commented: “Our roster of public safety agencies using unmanned aircraft systems continues to grow daily. It has been amazing to see the incredible response the program has received from public safety professionals throughout the world.”
Chief Charles Weners who heads up the group, added: “This feels like more of a movement than a program. The level of support we have been receiving from all corners of the unmanned systems and public safety sectors has been amazing. We are very thankful for the new partnerships that we continue to forge to help public safety UAS.”
Todd went on to detail how the growing number of public safety agencies participating in will help the organisation better understand the precise needs of the public safety UAS sector as a whole.
The ability to conduct research surveys with large sample sizes is one of the ways in which DroneResponders says it plans to uncover gaps and trends within the space.
The Public Safety UAS survey is expected to be open through September 15.
Key findings will be released in the coming weeks after the survey data has been processed and analysed.