NFPA releases Drone Knowledgebase and encourages US fire departments to provide local insights to help inform best practices

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a Drone Knowledgebase to help more than 29,000 fire departments in the United States improve existing public safety drone programmes or to establish new drone initiatives. Drones have become a key instrument…

Coptrz Academy launches with the mission of improving drone training standards around the world

A radical new drone training platform has launched with the mission of improving Enterprise Drone Training to a Higher Education standard. The drone industry is predicted to be the fastest growing global industry across multiple sectors over the next 10…

Long-range drone Avy Aera tested to fight wildfires

The go-ahead has been initiated for test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of…

Fotokite partners with ITURRI Group to bring easy aerial situational awareness to firefighters in Spain and Portugal

Fotokite has announced a partnership with the Spanish Group ITURRI, leader in the manufacturing, bodywork and equipment of emergency and fire fighting vehicles, headquartered in Seville, Spain. The alliance of ITURRI and Fotokite will enable the distribution of Fotokite products…

SwissDrones launches in Asia Pacific region

From fighting wildfires to inspecting power lines and conducting emergency response missions, Australia and the Asia Pacific Region have long depended on the use of manned rotorcraft. However, because many of these missions require rotorcraft to operate over long distances,…

According to survey results, Peli Cases are the favourite solution to protect drones

Peli Cases are well renowned for being highly resistant to impact, dust and water. Thus, they are the ideal protective gear to transport delicate objects such as drones. The US Manufacturer conducted a survey of drone users and the results…

Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021

Commercial UAV Expo Americas is North America’s leading trade show and conference focusing on the integration and operation of commercial UAS with more exhibitors than any other commercial drone event. Industries covered include Construction; Drone Delivery; Energy & Utilities; Forestry…

FLIR Vue TZ20 dual thermal camera drone payload available now

The FLIR Vue TZ20, the first high-resolution, dual thermal sensor gimbal purpose-built for the DJI Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes is now available in United Kingdom. Featuring both a narrow-field-of-view and a wide-field-of-view 640×512 resolution FLIR Boson thermal…

Esri UK creates end-to-end drone solution for emergency services with heliguy partnership

Esri UK today announced a new partnership with drone specialists heliguy to complete its end-to-end drone solution for the emergency services industry. The final piece in Esri UK’s strategy to offer all parts of the drone workflow, the partnership will…

Norfolk Fire invest in drones to gain vital advantage on blazes and rescues

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has invested in drone technology to give a bird’s eye view of incidents, which will help firefighters and officers when tackling large blazes and performing rescue missions. The drones can also be used to assist…

Registration is open for InterDrone 2021!

InterDrone 2021 is a three-day live event experience featuring keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, business solutions, product showcases, live demos, a robust expo with top tier vendors and thousands of commercial drone industry professionals. REGISTER NOW Whether you are a…

Drones speed beyond-visual-line-of-sight to deliver lifesaving treatment

The County of Renfrew in Ontario, Canada partnered with Cradlepoint, InDro Robotics and Ericsson for trials using the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drones that utilize an LTE cellular connection to deliver automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to aid in remote cardiac arrest…

YPO launches first public sector drones framework

YPO launches Drone and Associated Products and Services framework for public sector YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service…

The SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar Announces Full Details of Programme Hosted at The Emergency Services Show 2019

Organisers of the SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar have announced the full programme, which will be held during The Emergency Services Show. Taking place in the Drone Dome, Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham on Thursday 19 September and sponsored by SOARIZON®️ by Thales, the full-day…

Skyfire Consulting Tapped By San Diego IPP For FAA Airspace Experience

Skyfire Consulting has been selected by the San Diego Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP) to join the team of experts working on the project. Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based UAS consultancy, was specifically tapped for their extensive experience with FAA regulations…

WiBotic Announces a Wireless Power System for DJI Matrice 200 Series Drones

New WiBotic Wireless Power System to Enable Significantly Easier and More Reliable  Charging for Commercial Applications Using DJI M200 and DJI M210 Drones WiBotic, a leader in wireless charging and power optimization solutions for the robotics industry, today announced a…

New EU general aviation regulation creates one big sky over Europe

European Commission answers questions at EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT Frankfurt/Karlsruhe, 17 July 2018. The new EU general aviation regulation will be coming into force in just a few days’ time. This marks a new era for drones and will create one big…

Skyfire Partners With Darley to Give Away a Drone Program

Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based public safety drone consultancy, is partnering with equipment giant W.S. Darley and Co. to give away a complete drone program to a public safety agency. The program, valued at over $25-thousand, will include equipment, training and…

A Range of Intersec Conferences will Explore the Future for The Regional Safety and Security Industry

The 20th annual edition of Intersec will feature a series of conferences providing delegates with significant insights into the developments, innovations, legislation and changing paradigms of the regional safety and security industry. Intersec 2018 will be held on January 21 – 23, 2018 at…

Industry seminar on risk mitigation of lithium batteries and drones

Regular media reports of exploding mobiles or e-cigarettes – even the near-miss of a drone with a passenger plane – are becoming commonplace. So it’s no surprise that Electrical Safety First’s recent industry seminar, on risk mitigation of lithium batteries…

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