An organization dedicated to using drones for emergencies and disaster response has been awarded a grant from the US government. A news release says the funds will be used to “support drone operations within federal, state, and local public safety agencies and emergency services organizations.”

The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) is all about using #dronesforgood. And part of that mission is to ensure that people who are using drones for these purposes are comprehensively trained to make the most of these machines during an emergency.

That’s what the grant will be used to help achieve.

Training component

There’s not much point in dispatching pilots and drones to a natural disaster or emergency situation if they’re not completely up to snuff on piloting. That’s why AIRT’s DRONERESPONDERS program will be helping to implement training standards developed by NIST – The National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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