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

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...

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

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...

Macon-Bibb considering drones for emergency management

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...

Drones tested to prevent ocean drownings

By Wayne K. RoustanSun Sentinel Drone or drown? Seems like an obvious choice and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue has been conducting a feasibility study to see...

Texas Flood SAR operations

The Podcast has been on a bit of a hiatus as we just can’t fit everything in during the SUSB Expo. However, this one...

Drone operators assist search and rescue efforts after devastating floods in Texas

By Matt McFarland A team from the FAA test site for drones in Texas spent part of Thursday afternoon flying a drone along the Blanco River...

Nepal moves to limit drone flights following earthquake

Alex Hern The Nepalese government has cracked down on unmanned aerial vehicles following the magnitude 7.8 that hit the country in late April. Operators who want...

American Red Cross takes serious look at using drones for disaster relief, holds off...

By Matt McFarland A new study, commissioned by the American Red Cross, calls drones one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster...

Maine search and rescue group’s drone use approved by FAA

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff BANGOR, Maine — A Maine-based search and rescue organization has become the first civilian entity of its type to receive permission...

Trade Me helps test rescue drone

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER Trade Me does not believe drones will be widely used to deliver shopping any time soon, but it has helped Land Search and...