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Orange County, N.Y., Adopts UAVs for Emergency Services

The Orange County, N.Y., emergency services department is adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist in various types of situations.According to a release from...
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Verizon Deploys ‘Flying Cell Site’ Drone in Simulated Emergency Response

This week, Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI) conducted a simulation in which wireless technology allowed drones to act as flying cell towers...

Colorado Rescue Team’s UAV Spots Lost Hikers and Pup

Colorado's Douglas County Search and Rescue (DCSAR), a nonprofit rescue group operating under the authority of the Douglas County Sheriff, is crediting a drone...
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Researchers: Lifesaving Drones Can Arrive ‘Long Before’ Ambulance

New research is showing that a specially constructed drone equipped with a defibrillator can be dispatched by an alarm and delivered automatically to the...
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Police Dept. in Rockland County, N.Y., Buys Two UAVs

The Clarkstown, N.Y., Police Department (CPD) has purchased two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which it plans to use for missions such as search and...
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Colorado Governor Green-Lights Drone Initiative for Public Safety

Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., has signed into law a bill that mandates the creation of a study on how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can...
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Georgia Police Department Gifted Phantom Drone

InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of IT, security and geographic information services (GIS), recently donated a DJI Phantom 3 Professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to...
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Los Angeles Fire Department Makes the Case for Unmanned Aircraft

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has taken a step toward adopting unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which the department believes could provide officers with...
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UAV Tracks Down Missing Person in Arizona

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), a law enforcement agency based out of Holbrook, Ariz., recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to successfully...
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Alabama Sheriff’s Office Gets Trained, Prepped and Authorized for Drones

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) of Athena, Ala., recently gained federal approval to bring unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into their regular operations.Avion Unmanned...

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