Category: Rescue

3 Things Public Safety Officials Should Know About Drones

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for Drone Analyst This past year, as I attended many drone conferences, I was struck by how eager public safety officials and first responders are to learn how they can incorporate drones into their operations. Their curiosity is not without good reason. Small drones with video and infrared cameras are excellent tools for things like…

Watching his legacy take flight

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by Phil Favorite Ben Berry will tell you it’s a lucky man whose interests, training, experience and vision all converge to create the opportunity of a lifetime. For Berry, that time is now. After a long career in information technology and communications systems, Berry is on the verge of impacting the world in a way…

Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

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This evening, the global satellite navigation community gathered at the ddb forum in Berlin to recognise the year’s most brilliant innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. The project POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services – and took home the grand prize ahead…

Researchers envisage swarms of tiny drones for dangerous rescue missions

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By Martyn Williams Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a new generation of disaster drones that can be deployed in swarms into buildings to give first responders a look inside, mapping out the interior as they go. The drones could be valuable in situations such as those faced recently after massive explosions ripped through…

Albrecht leading effort to open doors for drone use by emergency responders

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By JOSH MOODY Hub Staff Writer KEARNEY — Grounded — that’s where professors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney find their research into unmanned aerial vehicles. “What we’re proposing is to create a system of drone use and drone training by emergency responders in Nebraska,” UNK biology professor Marc Albrecht said. Federal Aviation Association…

Drones: a force for good when flying in the face of disaster

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Jennifer Hlad in Washington After typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on the Philippines in 2013, killing more than 6,300 people and destroying farms and villages, several relief groups flew drones over the affected areas to survey the damage, identify blocked roads and find displaced people. But the drone operators didn’t share the information they gathered with local…

Loudon County EMA receives drone, says might not be able to use it

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By: Kelsey Leyrer LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — At the Loudon County Emergency Management Agency, Daryl Smith is always looking for new ways to keep his community safe. Lately, that search has him looking up. Last year, the EMA received a $1,900 drone with grant money from the Department of Energy. “It has the ability to send…

Macon-Bibb considering drones for emergency management

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Anita Oh, WMAZ On Tuesday, Macon-Bibb County officials are expected to discuss whether to employ drones for emergency management across the county. It’s part of a proposed deal with companies Olaeris and Haeco to better respond to emergencies and disasters. The memorandum agreement, proposed by Mayor Robert Reichert, would cost the county $5.7 million over…