Sending Police, Fire or Search & Rescue workers into harm’s way without knowing what danger they will encounter is an unacceptable risk. Using drone technology, you can “fly a camera” into the scene to assess the danger before sending in human beings.
Helicopter type drones are the perfect answer for this application as they do not require takeoff or landing space and can be flown into small spaces and hovered to gather images and assess risk.
Imagine being able to fly a drone-mounted high-resolution video/still camera into an emergency scene and receive instant visual feedback on what is taking place without having to risk the safety of a first responder.
Police & Fire
Dynamic UAV specializes in drones for Police Departments, Fire Departments and Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams. We also provide custom solutions and variations of our ready to deploy solutions.
Law Enforcement teams have been using thermal imaging from manned aircraft for years. Similar imaging can be captured with a drone in a more cost effective and timely manner.
Fire Departments can benefit from the rapidly deployment of a drone for surveillance. Within minutes of arrival, a drone can bring real-time aerial video to fire fighting crews. Thermal cameras provide vision through smoke and can quickly identify hot spots unseen by regular cameras.
FEMA, ATF, FBI, CIA and Homeland Security
Aerial drones are one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster response and relief operations. Drones naturally complement traditional manned relief operations by helping to ensure that operations can be conducted safer, faster, and more efficiently.
When a disaster occurs, drones may be used to provide relief workers with better situational awareness, locate survivors amidst the rubble, perform structural analysis of damaged infrastructure, deliver needed supplies and equipment, evacuate casualties, and help extinguish fires—among many other potential applications.
In advance of an emergency, drones are able to assist with risk assessment, mapping, and planning. When individuals, businesses, and communities are able to understand and manage risks and plan effectively, they reduce overall damage and losses. Rebuilding and recovery are then able to begin more quickly and ultimately strengthening the resiliency of communities.
Drones have long been described as optimally suited to perform the “3-D” missions, often described as dirty, dull, and dangerous. They can provide needed aerial data in areas considered too hazardous for people on the ground or for manned aircraft operation, such as sites with nuclear radiation contamination or in close proximity to wildfires. Drones can also deliver needed supplies and relay Wi-Fi and cellular phone service when communications are needed the most.
The use for drones in disaster prevention, planning, response, and rebuilding are quite expansive. Some of these overlap with missions typically performed by manned aircraft, but drones often outperform manned aircraft for the reasons listed above.
Below are some of the most common and/or most promising use cases for drones in disaster relief:
- Reconnaissance and Mapping
- Structural Assessment
- Temporary Infrastructure / Supply Delivery
- Wildfire – Detection and Extinguishing
- High-Rise Building Fire Response
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) Event
- Search and Rescue Operations
- Insurance Claims Response and Risk Assessment
- Logistics Support
The Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin UAV Program has integrated a Project Lifesaver antenna and receiver onto the Lockheed Martin Indago professional, military grade UAV.
The state of the art Project Lifesaver Indago UAV will allow Project Lifesaver trained first responder agencies to dramatically reduce search times while significantly increasing the search area for special needs individuals who wander and have gone missing.
All agencies interested in Indago training and certification must first complete the Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialist (ESS) Basic Operators Ground course if they are not a Project Lifesaver member agency.
The Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin UAV Program includes:
- The Indago quad rotor UAV with a Project Lifesaver receiver and antenna
- Indago operator flight training, Indago UAV flight certification, and instruction for Indago routine maintenance for 3 operators (travel expenses not included)
- Training will be conducted by Project Lifesaver certified, licensed rotary wing and UAV pilot
- All training will be held in Dothan, Alabama (Dale County)
- Information will be provided in helping you complete and apply for your 333 or Certificate of Authorization (COA) through the FAA
What is included with the PLI/LM Indago 2 system?
- The PLI/LM Indago 2 UAV
- The PLI Receiver and Antenna Payload
- A Digital Hand Controller
- VCP software
- One battery and System Charger
- Optional spare parts for additional cost
The Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin Indago UAV extends search areas from approximately one and a half miles at hover to over two miles above the tree line, offering an affordable alternative to manned aviation assets. There are also a number of payload options available for purchase that will allow you to use Indago for other public safety uses. These payloads are all hot swappable and offer quick real time changes. Indago can be used by any Project Lifesaver trained and certified first responder agency.
- Re-certification is not required for the Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin Indago
- FAA certification must be received prior to flying within your agency territory
- Project Lifesaver Indago trained and certified operators must fly within the FAA guidelines
- The Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin Indago UAV is available to Project Lifesaver member agencies at a special price.