Drone as First Responder – DRONELIFE
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
With the assistance of AeroX, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FSCO) has launched North Carolina’s first Drones as First Responders (DFR) program. The program has a drone operator listen in on live 911 calls to deploy a drone to the scene if necessary. The drone is then able to stream live video to responding deputies and the command center, granting increased situational awareness and informing the method of response. DFR have been proven to provide faster response times and improved safety for both residents and officers.
Forsyth County’s DFR program is launching in the Village of Clemmons as a result of the location’s population density and moderate call volume, as well as support from Clemmons Village Council. The program will commence operations within a one-mile radius of the Lewisville-Clemmons Road/Interstate 40…