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Drone footage released of Vancouver police clearing Oppenheimer Park in 2019

Drone footage released of Vancouver police clearing Oppenheimer Park in 2019

Under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, drone footage has been released of the Vancouver police clearing Oppenheimer Park in 2019 after receiving a report of a man being shot in the now-dismantled encampment. The use of the police drone caused concerns with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, which would like to see all police drone operations listed on the website of the Vancouver Police Department.

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Autel EVO I donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich

Drone donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich

On Monday, an Autel Evo I drone was donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich, CT. The drone was donated by Autel Robotics and FoxFury Lighting to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program, which in turn donated the equipment to the fire department.

Update: an earlier version of this article referred to an Autel EVO II, whereas it is an Autel EVO I instead.

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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual gives firefighters a tactical advantage

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual gives firefighters a tactical advantage

In an emergency situation, when every second counts, making the right decision quickly can mean the difference between life or death. The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual gives firefighters a tactical advantage as it can help pinpoint the exact location of a fire inside a building or structure. Without a drone and a thermal camera locating a fire or deciding what door can be safely opened can be a deadly guessing game.

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Drone Amplified: Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals

Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals, says CEO Drone Amplified

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.

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