Minnesota First Responders Get Drone Demonstration | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-12-10-18

Airborne Unmanned-12-11-18

Airborne Unlimited-12.12.18

AMA Drone Report-12.13.18

Airborne Unlimited-12.14.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-12-10-18

Airborne Unmanned-12-11-18

Airborne Unlimited-12.12.18

AMA Drone Report-12.13.18

Airborne Unlimited-12.14.18

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Minnesota First Responders Get Drone Demonstration

Part Of Presentation At The 2018 Minnesota State Fire School & Expo

First responders attending the recent 2018 Minnesota State Fire School & Expo got a first hand look at how drones can be an effective tool for firefighting and in other emergency situations.

The demonstration was conducted by Al Ebbinga from Alex Air Apparatus, which markets multiple products to firefighters. Television station KEYC reports that the presentation at the Expo included a lecture, and then a live drone demonstration. Those attending the session either watched the drone flight first hand or saw what the onboard camera was capturing on a video monitor.

Ebbinga said that one of the company's goals is trying to shift the mentality away from drones as "toys" to drones as "tools". He said that they try to avoid the use of the term "drone", as it has become so closely associated with aircraft that consumers can buy. He said they prefer the terms "unmanned aerial vehicle" or "unmanned aircraft system".

The ability of the UAVs to fly over areas using thermal imaging cameras as well as high-definition video equipment is gaining traction with first responders across the country. The National Parks Service uses consumer drones for search and rescue operations, often several times per day, according to the report. But while there are more than 30,000 local fire departments in the U.S., only about 1,000 are actively using drones.

(Image from file)

FMI: Original report

Advertisement

More News

Navy Conducts Unprecedented Flyover For President George H.W. Bush

Included 21 Jets To Honor The 41st President Of The United States The act of conducting a ceremonial flyover is nothing new for naval aviators, but the flyover that occurred Dec. 6>[...]

Virgin Galactic May Reach Space This Week

Test Flight Planned With Launch Window Opening Thursday The fourth powered flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft may take the test pilots to the fringe of space. And the>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.11.18: NYPD UAVs!, Airobotics Waiver, National Park Service

Also: Schiebel Wins, New Generation Robot, 'Buzzy The Drone', DHS Selects PAE ISR The NYPD has unveiled a new UAS program, which will be comprised of newly acquired UAVs, and the l>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.06.18: No Drone Zone Nonsense, FAA's 'Buzzy', Airport Probs

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, Drone Use Standards, Censys BVLOS, Woolsey Fire Recovery Drones OK... it’s getting a little out of control... Signs have been popping up saying dr>[...]

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC