Public Safety – Page 3

Drones Assist at Historic Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, U.S. Army Joint Exercise

Written by Maholi Hernandez on February 24, 2017

History was made at the Port of Miami, Fla., this past Saturday, Feb. 18, as a fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), consisting of drones and miniature aerostats, was used to provide live, situational awareness at a joint exercise between [Read More]

UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [Read More]

Drones Dispatched to Help California in State of Emergency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

Both the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and California Department of Water Resources are deploying unmanned aircraft in the wake of flooding in the state and the threat of flooding at the Oroville Dam.

North Carolina Sheriff’s Department Brings Quadcopter on Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office, a police station in Carthage, N.C., has purchased an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which will be used by three trained deputies for a number of scenarios. According to an announcement from the sheriff’s office, the [Read More]

N.J. Sheriff’s Office Readies to Deploy UAV for Project Lifesaver

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

In a demonstration yesterday, the Somerset County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office showed off the capabilities of its recently acquired rescue drone, which is designed specifically for the search and rescue of those with cognitive disorders who are prone to wandering, including [Read More]

North Carolina DOT Works Toward UAS for Disaster Relief

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is exploring how to best implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into future disaster-relief efforts. The department’s division of aviation recently collaborated with nearly 50 state and local government agencies and industry researchers for [Read More]

Portland Transportation Bureau Seeks UAS for Storm Relief

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

As part of a new budget request, the Portland, Ore., Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking funds to purchase unmanned aircraft systems to help aid disaster response. According to a press release from Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the [Read More]

UN World Food Programme and Belgium Launch UAV Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

The United Nations World Food Programme and the government of Belgium are launching an initiative to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in humanitarian emergencies. Today, WFP and Belgium led a workshop that brought together experts from the [Read More]

Virginia Zoo Deploys Drone in Search for Missing Red Panda

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Come back home, Sunny! The Virginia Zoo has deployed a drone in the search for Sunny, its missing red panda. This morning, as part of an ongoing search, the zoo used an unmanned aircraft to aerially observe an “area of [Read More]

New Partnership Explores Wildfire-Fighting Strategies with UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Abilene, Texas-headquartered Chaney Aerospace LLC is collaborating with Chloeta Fire LLC – a Jay, Okla.-based provider of wildland fire consulting and contracting – to develop wildfire-fighting strategies using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Throughout the spring, Chaney Aerospace will be flying [Read More]