Fire and Police

Crash Site Investigation with Drones an Insider’s Look DRONE…

Crash site investigation with drones has emerged as a leading application for unmanned systems in public safety.  Gathering data that can be used by investigators in a courtroom, however, requires careful mission planning.  Here, sUAS expert and industry figure Douglas Spotted Eagle of Sundance Media provides a detailed insider’s view …

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Drones for Police Motorcycles Equipped with Drones

This week at AUVSI’s Xponential 2020, public safety personnel from all over the globe joined the co-located DRONERESPONDERS public safety programs; discussing drones for police, fire, federal agencies and public safety.  Stories from the international community revealed the wide variety of use cases and implementations for sUAS in the sector.  Sgt. …

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DroneDeploy.org and Team Rubicon Australia Partner for Disas…

Drones and mapping go hand in hand: the aerial imagery captured by drones provides a new way of creating accurate maps and models of areas both large and small.  DroneDeploy has been at the forefront of drone mapping since 2013.  It’s founders have always done what they could to help …

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Drone Lighting the Autel and FoxFury Partnership

Drone lighting is critical for gathering accurate data, during the day  – and especially, at night. Unmanned aircraft manufacturer Autel Robotics and FoxFury Lighting have come together with lighting equipment made for Autel Robotics EVO II™ Series Aircraft. Accurate data for applications like public safety require specialized lighting solutions.  During …

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Enabling Public Safety Drone Programs

DAVID HOLT / CC BY-SA Last week, at the FAA UAS Symposium, the FAA unveiled the new Public Safety Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waiver for first responders.  The Tactical BVLOS waiver provides public safety professionals with permission to fly beyond visual line of sight when it counts most …

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Ambulance Drones: EHang Joins Ambular DRONELIFE

EHang Holdings has announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project to design the ultimate emergency vehicles: ambulance drones.  “Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and …

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KnackForge Partners with FIRST iZ for 911 Autonomous Drone P…

Source: KnackForge Texas-based tech firm KnackForge this week announced a partnership with drone company FIRST iZ to release a patent-pending UAS system. The system will deploy drones autonomously by 911 operators by leveraging KnackForge’s control systems hardware as well as software for the FIRST Port ecosystem. KnackForge will oversee the …

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EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires [VID…

EHang has had a great year.  Now, the world’s leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone. EHang’s firefighting drone, the EHang 216F, is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. …

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