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Drone-As-First-Responder Firm Aerodome Raises $21.5M in Series A Funding

Aerodome, a supplier of Drone-As-First-Responder (DFR) technology, announced that the company has raised $21.5 million in Series A funding to continue building DFR solutions and growing its engineering and go-to-market teams. CRV led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Karman Ventures, Immad Akhund (CEO, Mercury), and Ford Street Ventures. The company raised its seed round in […]

BRINC Announces First Ever Purpose-Built 911 Response Drone

BRINC, a pioneer in drone technology for first responders, unveils the first ever purpose-built hardware designed for Drone as First Responder (DFR) operations. BRINC’s integrated DFR solution marks a major advancement in drone technology, featuring the cutting-edge Responder drone and Responder Station charging nest. The drones are engineered to reach 911 calls in under 70 […]

Verizon Frontline and NOAA to Partner on Advanced Disaster Response Research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Verizon Frontline have signed a three-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to explore new strategies to rapidly deploy uncrewed aircraft systems to collect and distribute imagery of damage resulting from severe storms such as tornadoes or hurricanes. As part of this partnership, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response […]

Axon to Acquire Dedrone

Axon, the global public safety technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dedrone, a global airspace security company. Axon’s mission to Protect Life finds a powerful ally in Dedrone, whose innovative technologies provide immense value to public safety and national security entities worldwide by protecting against increasing drone threats […]

BRINC and Skyfire Partner to Expand Public Safety Drone Programs Across the United States

BRINC, an American public safety technology developer, has partnered with Skyfire Consulting, an advisor on drone solutions for security and public safety. Together, they aim to establish best practices for agencies implementing drone-as-first-responder (DFR) programs in the US. These programs aim to enhance emergency response by reducing 911 call response time and improving call clearing […]

Rise DFR Village Launches as Drone First Responders Training Facility

Skyfire Consulting, a public safety UAS consulting group, has announced the launch of Rise DFR Village— an  advanced training ground for Drone First Responders (DFR). This one-of-a-kind facility provides public safety agencies, military/DOD, critical infrastructure, and private industry with best-in-class testing, training, and demonstration grounds to advance and adopt DFR programs. “Rise DFR Village represents […]

Japan Tests Airlifting Defibrillators by Drone at Golf Course

Testing is underway in Japan  to transport automated external defibrillators via drone at a golf course near here, hoping to quickly deliver assistance to golfers who suddenly fall ill. Chiba University joined forces with Tokyo-based AirMobility, which develops flying cars, to conduct the trial in late March at the Kiminomori Golf Club in Chiba prefecture. […]

TEKEVER Drone Successfully Demonstrates Lifeboat Deployment in Italian Coast Guard SAR Exercise

TEKEVER recently achieved a milestone in maritime safety through the successful deployment of a lifeboat from its AR5 drone. The groundbreaking technology was demonstrated during a search and rescue exercise conducted by the Italian Coast Guard in partnership with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The AR5 drone, equipped with optical and infrared cameras, a […]

Drones in Disaster Response: Harnessing the Potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems

The Role of Drone Technology in Crisis Management and its Impact on Communities In the wake of recent devastating earthquakes in Japan, the question arises: how can the drone community be best leveraged to respond to communities in crisis? This is not the first time drones have been deployed in disaster response. They were first […]

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