Drones are becoming more and more common in police and fire departments. Cities, towns, districts, counties big and small; all seem to agree. A drone at your disposal can prove to be a vital advantage in emergency situations. An eye in the sky can create all sorts of scenarios possible. This makes scouting easier; knowing your terrain and the dangers involved can be the difference in safety.
Drones can also go to places that people cannot normally reach. This includes high building stories from the outside, or even just wooded areas with dangerous terrain. Drones can gather data about the situation even before the responders get there. This means safer approach for the first responders, as well as a faster and a more planned response on the situation.
That is why emergency departments worldwide have started submitting petitions for drone budgets on their local government. A drone in today’s modern age is simply invaluable and increases efficiency immensely.
Alabama Rescue Drone:
A drone owned by the emergency department at a county in Alabama made news recently. The drone successfully aided in a recent search and rescue mission involving a missing 13-year-old boy. The rescue operation involved the first responders at mission control, the drone, and rescue dogs following its lead. This meant that they covered all their bases. The drone searching up in the air while dogs followed on the ground proved to be effective.
The boy was found within the hour of the operation, leaving the drone with battery life to spare. This story has a happy ending, with the missing kid found before night took over. The fast and accurate response is credited to the joint effort of the Search and Rescue team. Of course, a drone at your side simply makes things easier. Technology usage in today’s modern times can be the difference between a fast response and a slow, inefficient approach.
Lucky for the kid, the county had two drones already in duty. Mostly used as scouts in fire emergencies, the drones that day helped rescue a boy gone missing.
Not a bad day to be a drone operator, huh?