How emergency responders are using drones to save lives

The use of drones by law enforcement often evokes fears of constant surveillance, yet much of what emergency responders actually use drones for may instead save your life. There are currently 910 local, state and national agencies across the United States using drones to assist in their work. Ranging from search and rescue to car accident scene simulation, drones are greatly increasing the efficiency of a number of law enforcement agency tasks.

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Jack Karsten, RA

Faster search and rescue

Search and rescue missions require significant manpower and resources in order to cover large areas in as little time as possible. With drones examining the ground from above with high-definition video and thermal imaging, the time it takes to locate and rescue a stranded person is greatly reduced.

... read more at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2018/12/04/how-emergency-responders-are-using-drones-to-save-lives/

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