- Public Safety / Security
- February 2020
At the scene of a water accident, it is very important to understand the entire search area from a bird’s eye view because it is necessary to quickly determine the scope of the accident and identify the location of the person in need of rescue.
When a water-related accident occurs in a swiftly flowing river, the command center determines the submergence point, the topography of the site, and the environment of the site based on the information gathered from drones, as well as information from related personnel, and decides on a search plan.
The use of drones made it possible to send precise instructions to the diving and boat teams while checking the images sent from the command and drone teams.
The PD4-AW used this time has excellent waterproofing and wind resistance, and can fly in bad weather conditions, so it has gained the trust of the firefighters on the scene and is used for daily rescue operations.
The firefighters on the scene said:
“Now we can do firefighting faster. The use of drones has reduced our preparation time.
The waterproof and wind-resistant drone has been very useful in the field, since rescue operations can take place even in bad weather.”
“The waterproof and wind-resistant aircraft is very useful on the scene, as rescue activities occur even in bad weather.”
“We can check the situation of forest fires in a wide area, search and rescue in the mountains, and identify people in need of rescue in rivers, in places where it is impossible for us to dive in.
In the case of forest fires, search and rescue in the mountains, and water rescue in rivers, it enables us to identify the people in need of rescue in places where it is impossible for personnel to dive in.”