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Drone Captures Video Of A Surfer, 13, Rescuing A Boat Passenger

Kevin Cadby, a drone operator in Jupiter, Florida, recently used his drone to capture some amazing video, video of an impromptu rescue. It was just coincidence, but Cadby used his drone to record a brave 13-year-old surfer named Sam Ruskin saving a life. The scene seemed normal at first but quickly turned as he watched the boat toppling into the Jupiter Inlet. Luckily for the boat passenger, Sam was there.

By | 2017-10-31T15:03:15+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Drone Videos, Drones, Opinion, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Drone Captures Video Of A Surfer, 13, Rescuing A Boat Passenger

Just Stating The Obvious: Tropical Storm Harvey Is A No Fly Zone (TFR)

Tropical Storm Harvey, Credit: NASA Tropical Storm Harvey (or Hurricane Harvey, which rolls off the tongue better) hit us and it hit us hard. Many people were under prepared, if prepared at all, and the worst part is that it isn't over. From reading on-line, it's clear, that even in the inclement weather, [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:01:49+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Drones, First Responder, Homeland Security, Police, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Just Stating The Obvious: Tropical Storm Harvey Is A No Fly Zone (TFR)

Police and Fire Departments in Chula Vista Considering Drone Use

I've posted a number of times about police and/or fire departments planning to or already using drones. This trend is creating great opportunities for drone experts; this means there is an opportunity for you to turn your hobby into a career. The Chula Vista Police and Fire Departments are planning to use small drones with [...]

By | 2017-04-26T10:35:51+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Drones, Fire Department, First Responder, Police, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Police and Fire Departments in Chula Vista Considering Drone Use

Saving Lives using Drones for Search and Rescue in Arizona

Like many precincts around the United States, the Gila County Sheriff's Office in Arizona made the decision to start using drones. Drones are a smart move for the Gila County Sheriff's Office when you consider the unforgiving desert environment. After just one recent search mission, I'm sure the value proposition was proven; a man fell down nearly a [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:34+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Police, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Saving Lives using Drones for Search and Rescue in Arizona

Land Rover’s Bespoke Rescue Vehicle Features a Roof Mounted Drone

Land Rover has a new, special version of the Land Rover Discovery. Dubbed Project Hero, this SUV is specifically designed for search and rescue operations and will be used by the Austrian Red Cross. Project Hero features a magnetically roof mounted drone that can take-off and land even while the vehicle is in motion. Using the drone, [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:35+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Land Rover’s Bespoke Rescue Vehicle Features a Roof Mounted Drone

DJI Wants You To Know Drones Save People

Did you know that your favorite DJI drone has a secret identity as a superhero? Well maybe not really a superhero, but according to DJI their drones have been saving people and to back up that statement, they have decided to start keeping track. To date, they have tracked eighteen incidents. Curious to learn more, [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:39+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Fire Department, First Responder, Police, Safety, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on DJI Wants You To Know Drones Save People

Geary County, Kansas, Law Enforcement Gearing up With Drones

In Geary County, Kansas, law enforcement is gearing up to become one of the first in the state to use drones. As more law enforcement agencies realize how useful drones are, stories like the one below will become ever more common. Drones can be used not only for search and rescue purposes but also for video/photo evidence [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:09+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Drones, First Responder, Police, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Geary County, Kansas, Law Enforcement Gearing up With Drones

Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS) Teaches First Responders

When it comes to public safety officer drone use, it shouldn't be a question of if, but rather a question of when. It's hard to argue against the value drones provide in both tactical and search and rescue situations. Now, a newly formed organization Drone Advocates for Public Safety or DAPS is teaching first responders how to [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:20+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Drones, First Responder, Search and Rescue, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS) Teaches First Responders

Mainstream Media: Drones Are Helpful, Not Hurtful. Did You Get The Memo?

Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys from raging river It seems hardly a day goes by without some story in the media telling us to beware of the scary drones. These stories are published while many of the positive aspects of drone technology are being ignored. This is the SECOND incident where a [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:34+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Drones, Journalism, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Mainstream Media: Drones Are Helpful, Not Hurtful. Did You Get The Memo?

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue In South Florida Are Testing Drones

Broward County Firefighters Benevolent Thankfully not all of our first responders share the same attitudes towards drones. In South Florida, drones are being tested by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. The goal is to test the feasibility of using drones in ocean rescue situations and the results have been promising. In addition to the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:42+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Drones, First Responder, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Pompano Beach Fire Rescue In South Florida Are Testing Drones