Public Safety – Page 10

Flirtey’s Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery Goes Off Without a Hitch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

Drone delivery company Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele, assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently conducted what they say was the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. As previously announced before the event, Flirtey [Read More]

University of Houston’s Annual Disaster Conference to Offer UAS Talk

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 17, 2016

Houston-based AeroLift eXpress will be speaking on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at this year’s Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection, and Rapid Recovery Conference at the University of Houston. The conference, scheduled to take place Aug. 15, is presented to update [Read More]

First-Responder Drone Bill Makes Its Way Through Calif. Legislature Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2016

Last year, Sen. Ted Gaines introduced a similar bill that was ultimately vetoed by the governor. This time around, “criminal penalty provisions” have been removed.

Coastal N.J. Drone Delivery to Highlight Humanitarian Potential of UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

Drone delivery company Flirtey, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the nonprofit Field Innovation Team (FIT) are teaming up to conduct what Flirtey says will be the U.S.’ first ship-to-shore delivery via unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Flirtey and [Read More]

Alaska Police Department Advances Plan to Add $7,000 UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2016

The city council of Fairbanks, Alaska, has given the green light for the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) to apply for an approximately $32,000 grant covering the purchase of new equipment and technology, including an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and cloud-based [Read More]

Advancements Continue to be Made to HiRO Multi-Rotor Medical Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 03, 2016

Hattiesburg, Miss.-based William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine says it has made advancements to its Healthcare Integrated Rescue Operations (HiRO) medical drone in order to make additional emergency care more readily available. First announced last fall, the HiRO (pronounced [Read More]

SoCal Sheriff’s Department Testing out Drone Over the Next Year

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2016

As part of a public/private partnership with Minnesota-based Sentera LLC, the Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department has begun its evaluation program for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which the department hopes to use to augment search-and-rescue (SAR) operations in the future. [Read More]

DJI Challenge: Create 3D-Printed Drone Parts to Improve Search and Rescue

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 27, 2016

DJI is partnering with Shapeways, a New York City-based 3D-printing company, to challenge designers to create 3D-printed accessories for drones to improve search and rescue (SAR). According to the companies, the challenge is to make the DJI Phantom 4 the [Read More]

UAV Plays Role in Rescue of Oregon Puppy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2016

After a Bullmastiff puppy fell roughly 40 feet down a rocky bank in southwestern Oregon, a fire department put its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to use as part of the successful rescue. According to coverage from KTVL News10, the Jackson [Read More]

Illinois Fire Dept. Now Allowed to Put its Drone to Use

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 13, 2016

Following a lengthy application and training process, Illinois’ Naperville Fire Department says it recently received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate its unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The fire department can now fly its drone [Read More]