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 federal levels.”
Adding: “Our partnership with DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS – will serve to strengthen the ecosystem surrounding how first responders work with industry to deploy drones in the national airspace system.”
The companies confirmed they would collaborate on various initiatives designed to bring lifesaving UAS solutions and related technologies to public safety end users.
They said that part of their efforts will focus on maximizing opportunities at marquee industry events such as the upcoming Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas to strengthen ties between the drone industry and first responders using UAS technology.