NPS-DDP Marks 47th Drone Donation for Pennsylvania Fire Department: Paying it Forward in the Public Safety Community
NPS-DDP stands for National Public Safety Drone Donation Program. The name says it all: the organization is focused on getting drones into the hands of communities who need it most, but may not have the public funding available to build a fleet. By collecting donations from individuals, drone manufacturers and partners, and NPS-DDP President Mark Langley’s drone services company Airborne Works, which directly supports NPS-DDP, the program is able to match applicants from communities across the country with the hardware they need to get started.
This week, Langley marked NPS-DDP’s 47th drone donation: one that highlights the solidarity in the public safety community.
In June, Paul Vavra of the Dubois Town Fire Department decided to donate his own personal drone to the program. As this drone fulfilled a request from another department, the Dubois Town Fire Department saw the value in providing drone technology where it was needed. As Dubois Town Fire…