Search and Rescue

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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Elbit Tests Search and Rescue Drones for UK Coastguard

Source: Elbit UK Drone provider Elbit Systems recently completed several search and rescue UAS demos for the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency over Wales, testing long-range flights in civilian airspace. Elbit’s Hermes 900 fixed-wing drone flew several BVLOS missions over uncontrolled airspace along routes approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. …

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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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Public Safety Drone Programs: Key Questions, Key Answers fro…

In a narrowly focused and carefully crafted survey, almost 300 U.S.-based, law enforcement, fire and emergency services personnel answered some critical questions about how public safety drone programs in the AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS Spring 2020 Public Safety UAS Survey. In a media briefing this morning,  Christopher Todd, Executive Director of …

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Parrot and AIRT: Manufacturer Partners with Public Safety No…

French manufacturer Parrot is working quickly to introduce the ANAFI USA to the public safety and law enforcement sector.  Parrot and AIRT, the Miami-based public safety non-profit, announced a partnership that will help put Parrot’s new public safety solution to the test. “Parrot, a leading European drone group, is pleased …

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Search and Rescue Drones: Finding a Cell Phone Signal, and a…

Image Provided by the Centrum Search and rescue drones have been used for several years now, and are incredibly effective at finding missing persons.  Using thermal imagery, searches for missing persons can continue in the dark and under ever more challenging conditions. This new search and rescue drone solution covers …

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Search-and-rescue Drones Help Locate Missing Child

Source: SkySkopes Police in North Dakota are celebrating after search-and-rescue drones helped locate a missing child last week. Working with top-rated drone firm SkySkopes, the Minot police and fire departments found two-year old Kevin Hochsprung in a nearby unoccupied, unlocked house several hours after the boy wandered away from home. …

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Police Use Drone to Save Blind Man in Connecticut Forest

This is a stunning drones for good story – yet another example of drones saving lives.  Drones are undeniably an incomparable tool for search and rescue missions.  Not only can they cover maximum area quickly, when equipped with thermal imaging payloads drones can continue a search through the nighttime hours. …

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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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