While drones continue to evolve old inspection techniques in energy and agriculture, police and fire departments are updating their practices as well to save not only money, but lives in their communities.
That’s why aerial disaster services are becoming a crucial tool to emergency response teams worldwide.
In the past few months alone, drone use in emergency situations have made headline after headline. In April, during the Notre Dame fire, emergency personnel in Paris depended on drones to look inside the cathedral and identify critical hotspots. In May, the Finnish city of Mikkeli used drone technology in a mass casualty exercise. And just last month, at least two dozen local and state agencies gathered together to train in massive disaster response drills with drones in Colorado.
But what does this mean for emergencies in your area?
The answer depends on not only who’s flying the drones, but what they can do with them.
At Suntuity AirWorks, we have a fleet of drones with camera capabilities meant for a wide variety of applications. While this helps us offer the best inspection services available in energy, agriculture, real estate and more, it also provides us with a wide array of disaster relief options.
This is because a birds-eye-views of a disaster only scratches the surface of the data needed in an emergency situation. For example, a breach at a natural gas facility could put hundreds of workers at risk not just from potential fires and debris, but also from the rapid escape of dangerous gases in confined spaces.
Thanks to our work in gas inspection, our drones have built-in Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras that can simultaneously identify invisible as well as visual threats, giving emergency personnel a better understanding of the problems they face.
But even when advanced tech is not needed, Suntuity AirWorks offers disaster training to pilots throughout the country thanks to our AirWorks Academy training program. Our professional pilots were trained with disaster relief efforts in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and now they train emergency personnel to use the same life-saving technology we use to better save time, money, and most importantly, the lives of those affected by both natural and man-made disasters.
To learn more about our training program, visit https://suntuityairworks.com/academy/.