Drones have found a place to prove their value in the field of search and rescue. There have been numerous times in the past where drones all over the world flew into the field as a scout. That creates a safer approach for our first responders, while also getting a bird’s eye view of the situation. The drone can take photos for evidence, or even record videos for review later on. A drone can simply make the lives of emergency workers safer, and their jobs easier. All you need is a single drone and one capable hand to navigate it with.
Japan and the Drone Rise:
The country of Japan has always been at the frontier of technology. From video games to cars, appliances, and computers; Japan is right there with the best of them. It is only natural for the country to consider the use of drones during emergency situations. Drones can make the job easier to manage and it may also save a few lives along the way.
Japan has been the site of many disasters. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and a damaged nuclear plant has put many relief aides’ lives in jeopardy. Rescue missions and evacuations are a lot harder if there is no overhead view of the situation.
Now, one of the world’s leading experts on technology will be using drones and robots to help in case of emergency. What they are eying at the moment is an alarm warning system to the public. Sirens can only do so much, but a moving drone that can provide information can reach more people and cover more ground. After an emergency, drones can also survey the surroundings. This is especially the case in earthquakes, as it can pinpoint dangerous areas and steer people away. It can also spot people trapped during storms or floods, so rescuers can locate them.
Accessibility of drones is also another upside. In collapsed areas, drones can hover along and avoid obstruction while not worsening the area’s foundations. Drones can reach places that land units cannot. They are also small enough to go through gaps that a helicopter cannot pass through. It makes drones very efficient and versatile in the field. They can do absolutely any job needed, and it only takes a very few people to learn the controls.