Drone Amplified, based in Lincoln, Nebraska has been awarded more than $1M in federal and state grants to fight wildfires with drones.
Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals, argues Carrick Detweiler, CEO of Drone Amplified. He explains in an open letter why drones play such a crucial rule in monitoring, preventing, and fighting wildfires. Detweiler also argues for the U.S. government to create data security standards for drones instead of simply looking at the country of origin. You can read the entire letter below. I recommend reading it as it gives an important perspective on how drones can help to keep us safe in a saver and less expensive way compared to traditional methods.
The search for a missing 8-year-old girl will be continued today and will include a helicopter, search dogs, a drone, and the Lincoln Fire Departments Urban Search & Rescue Team/Nebraska Task Force 1.