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Drone Donations: Best Helpers in Public Safety Emergencies

The use of commercial drones is becoming more and more extensive. Many police departments have begun to use drones to perform public safety affairs. The donation of drones has also become one of the important materials for earthquake relief.

On September 28, Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall on Cayo Costa, Florida, in the afternoon local time.

On September 30, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared a public health emergency in Florida in response to Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian

The impact of the hurricane was severe, with power cut off, homes destroyed, infrastructure severely damaged, businesses and farms closed, streets turned into canals, residents displaced, and the death toll continues to climb. Many face the harsh reality of rebuilding their lives, while others grieve the loss of a loved one at the same time. Restoration has been difficult, and the damage it has caused will take years to recover.

Drones For Post-disaster Reconstruction


USAA's Disaster Innovation Response Team (DIRT) was one of several independent drone fleets that the Florida government relied on in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The DIRT team also has some top-of-the-line drones, such as the Autel Dragonfish, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone that can fly for two hours at a time using cameras that provide 4K video quality. With up to 20x zoom capability. The drone can cover a distance of 18 miles and has an infrared detection range of up to 2,000 meters. USAA's Autel Dragonfish VTOL drone.

Drones for post-disaster reconstruction

Unmanned aerial vehicle search has become an important helper in natural disaster disaster areas. Search and rescue drones provide a more portable means for searching for trapped people after disasters. Thermal imaging drones can search for people trapped in collapsed disaster areas based on the heat range. The megaphones of commercial drones can also remind the trapped people of their desire to survive. The long flight of search and rescue drones and the transmission of high-definition cameras can help find trapped people and potential secondary disaster hazards.

It is worthwhile to donate drones to security departments. Donating drones can better help post-disaster reconstruction, exploration and rescue and other tasks. Drone donations have also been used in some special military operations, See: