As first responders continue to embrace drones for emergency missions across the globe, a new map dashboard hopes to facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration between various public safety agencies. This free, interactive global map and directory of emergency services drone programs is now home to over 900 agencies from more than 20 countries – and the numbers are rising steadily.
DRONERESPONDERS, a nonprofit program, has spent the last few months working with the NASA AMES Research Institute and mapping company Esri to create the most comprehensive directory of public safety agencies that use drones in emergency response.
Not only is the initiative being welcomed by the community but it has also started showing results, too. As Charles Werner, director of DRONERESPONDERS, explains:
Our goal is to establish a collaborative network that can share best practices, lessons learned, regulatory updates, safety issues, facilitate training…