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Drones save lives, says former Alabama emergency director

Drones save lives, says former Alabama emergency director

The former Alabama emergency director, Eddie Hicks said that drones save lives. The ability of unmanned aircraft to send videos of impacted areas to operation centers and to first responders will play a larger role in emergency management.

Drones save lives, says former Alabama emergency director

“We’ve conducted tests and emergency drills using drones,” he said, according to GovTech. “We had them over the Gordon Terry Parkway and Beltline intersection and would send the drone down to Alabama 20 to see how the traffic might be backed up. They’re going to save lives, property, time and, of course, money. It will hopefully help with the decision-making.” He said drones with heat sensors can locate missing or wanted persons believed to be in a specific area.

DJI’s ‘Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide’ map

Of course, most of our readers already know the crucial role that drones can play in helping save people’s lives. Recently, DJI released an interactive map that shows you where all the drone-assisted rescue operations haven happened across the world. Click on the map below to go there directly and see where drones save lives.

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