The sold out DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference kicked off today in Williamsburg VA, with an international guest list and a packed schedule of training and presentations.

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One of the earliest applications for public safety drones was in Search and Rescue, and Gemma Alcock has been on the forefront of those efforts.  Alcock founded SkyBound Rescuer in 2016, and has worked closely with international public safety agencies including then UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).  In addition to her role as founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer, Alcock is currently the Director of Air Services at Lowland Rescue, a UK-based SAR charity that searches for missing vulnerable people on behalf of police forces.

The Response Challenge: Manned Aircraft, Foot Teams and Drones in Search and Rescue

One of the primary challenges in search and rescue (SAR) operations is time.  The more time it takes for search teams to…