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5 Reasons to Use Drones for Disaster Response

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

During disasters, it is crucial to assess the situation and gather information as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, with the number of complex logistics to consider, the process can be slow to complete. This results in putting both those affected by the disaster and emergency response personnel in greater danger. The advancement of drone technology improves the disaster response should use an emergency for their operations.


1. Real-Time Assessment

One of the major advantages to using drones for disaster response is real-time assessment. Drones allow you to assess damage and complete rapid entry route planning for emergency response personnel in real time. This means emergency personnel are able t reach out to disaster quickly and safely - and also means those affected are attended to as soon as possible.


2. Thermal Scan Overlay

Another helpful feature of drone technology is the thermal scan overlay. Thermal scan from a drone overlaid on video and photo helps to determine the best rescue plan. This benefits both survivors and emergency personnel involved in a disaster, and improves the overall survival rate.


3. Progress Monitoring & Reporting

Using an emergency drone for disaster response also means real-time progress monitoring and reporting for crisis management. Assessments are safely and quickly taken by drone. This allows personnel to easily determine how effective and efficiently the disaster response is progressing and ultimately helps them make decision if changes are needed.


4. Detection of High Risk Areas

Drones offer the ability to detect and isolate high-risk areas within a disaster. This improves the safety of first respondents by providing a complete overview of the scene and altering those of high risk areas that could threaten emergency personnel.


5. Damage Assessment Transfer

A damage assessment is a necessary part of disaster response. But it takes time to conduct and distribute between the necessary parties. By using drones, personnel quickly obtain a damage assessment. The assessment can then be quickly and easily transferred to other agencies, insurance interests and other necessary parties.


The world will be a safer place with the lifesaving potential of drones.


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