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 use drones in their operations.
A coalition of public safety officers and UAV industry partners today announced the formation of the Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS), which will focus on training first responders in using drones to support their operations.
Based on several successful use cases of drones in various life threatening scenarios, DAPS will help officers understand the possibilities for how drones can be used in emergencies.
“The UAV is a game changer for Incident Commanders. In a matter of minutes we can get a full view of an incident from the air allowing us to deploy resources quicker and make decisions based off what we see from a live feed,” said fire chief Jerry Streich, a founding board member of DAPS. “This group will bring professionals together to share ideas and experience to form best practices on the use of UAVs for our industry.”
About Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS)
Drone Advocates for Public Safety is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency dedicated to reducing injuries, deaths and economic damages by ensuring public safety organizations gain access to the newest safety technology.