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Drone Hardware for Public Safety Professionals

Choosing the right drone hardware for public safety applications is a critical step in establishing a drone program.  How can public safety professionals sort through the hype and find the right tool for their needs?   Steve Rhode gives his best advice on getting started.  (Check out Public Safety Flight’s recent …

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FLIR’s MUVE C360 for methane gas detection

Gas leaks are something that most people don’t think about –  until there is a problem.  For example: the major gas present in “natural gas” fuel, methane, is odorless and colorless, making methane gas detection difficult without special equipment. Methane gas leaks, however, are extremely serious: the gas is not …

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FAA Won’t Charge Rogue Drone Pilot Who Stopped Firefighting

A rogue drone pilot won’t feel the FAA’s heat despite causing the suspension of aerial firefighting operations. Last week, FAA officials told the Arizona Daily Star they would not prosecute an unidentified person who flew a drone over restricted airspace at the Bighorn wildfire scene in Arizona. The agency wouldn’t …

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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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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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New Podcast Series Focused on Drones for Good, Public Safety…

The following is an AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS press release.  MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched a new dual-program podcast series highlighting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related …

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DJI Announces Partnership with Rosenbauer: Digitalization of…

DJI has been a leader in the use of drones for emergency response, forming key partnerships with large firefighting operations around the world to expand use cases and explore new applications.  Now, DJI announces a partnership with Rosenbauer International AG, the global leader in the manufacture of firefighting vehicles and …

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AIRT Puts Newly Released Pix4DReact to the Test After Hurric…

DRONELIFE got a first look at Pix4DReact at their user conference last month.  The software is designed to provide 2D mapping intelligence in the field – processing immediately, so that law enforcement, fire officials, or disaster recovery personnel can use the data to inform real-time critical decisions. The Airborne International …

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New York Sponsors “Fly-In” To Show How Drones Can be Used to…

As drones become more widely used for public safely applications, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and officials in New York sponsored a “Fly-In” to showcase and educate public officials on various public safety applications. As discussed in their recent press release: “NUAIR hosted its first New York UAS Public …

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