The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance and the Commercial Drone Alliance have announced a new partnership designed to help first responders adopt drone technology.
The partnership between the Commercial Drone Alliance and DRONERESPONDERS aims to increase dialogue and establish relations between the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and first responders. According to recent research from DRONERESPONDERS, a majority of public safety agencies are either already operating drones or working on implementing a UAS program.
“We are seeing incredible interest in using drones for public safety at the local, state and federal levels,” says Lisa Ellman, executive director for the Commercial Drone Alliance. “Our partnership with DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest-growing nonprofit program supporting public safety UAS – will serve to strengthen the ecosystem surrounding how first responders work with industry to deploy drones in the National Airspace System.”
“The Commercial Drone Alliance is home to an amazing roster of companies symbolizing America’s technological might,” says Chief Charles Werner (ret.), director of DRONERESPONDERS. “We welcome the opportunity to work with their members to help deliver cutting-edge UAS-related solutions that benefit public safety agencies across the U.S. and around the world.”
The partners will collaborate on various initiatives. Part of their efforts will focus on maximizing opportunities at industry events, such as the upcoming Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas. DRONERESPONDERS will hold the 2019 U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit in partnership with Commercial UAV Expo Americas on Oct. 28-30.
“We’ll be working directly with the Commercial Drone Alliance in advance of the DRONERESPONDERS U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit at Commercial UAV Expo Americas to lay the groundwork for us to build bridges between the drone industry and public safety,” notes Werner. “I expect this will be a hallmark event for the UAS industry.”