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Drones make searching and rescuing missing more efficient, firefighters report

In recent years, the work of search and rescue agencies has been facilitated and made more efficient by the use of drones, which have helped save lives in places where there are winding trails and rugged terrain. One of the greatest examples of this may be found in the Mesa metropolis, located in the eastern part of Phoenix in the state of Arizona, us United States.


Catches with high speed maneuvers are only possible with experience and great flying skill.

O Fire Department and Mesa Medical Department It covers about 5,000 accidents every time, most of which require search and rescue missions in hard to reach places. For the last 4 years, they have been using drones to assist them in this kind of task.

Official Website: DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

"In 2015, our department was one of the first to effectively implement a drone program in Arizona. Drones simplify our work and this is a big help.– Dean Morales, Capt. Of Special Operations at the Fire Department & Mesa Medical Department

For best performance, they partnered with Chinese manufacturer DJI to use the Mavic 2 Enterprise. The aircraft weighs about 905g and has features that allow it greater mobility, something necessary for missions of this type.

"Mavic 2 Enterprise is the most complete and practical emergency response solution. Rescuers and relief providers are able to carry the drone on their own in a bag or bag and can use it immediately after arriving on site, spending it. less time on critical missions such as injector mechanism (MOI) analysis and evacuation planning. "– DJI Official Announcement

Today, 910 US agencies use drones as part of their mode of operation. That number has increased by 5x between 2013 and 2015, facilitating more complicated nightly rescue missions.

These reports were recently confirmed by two news of rescue using drones last week. The first one was today, April 8, in Denver, Colorado. A woman fell from a rocky slope about 30 feet high.

It took 12 rescue workers and 6 working hours to save her. They used a drone to analyze the area and decide that the safest way to rescue it would be to use an inflatable dinghy rope system. According to the Drone DJ website, the gadget used in this mission was Mavic 2 Enterprise.

Last Saturday, April 6, a 90-year-old woman with dementia was rescued in Greene County, Ohia, USA again with the aid of a drone. The searches took 1 hour and had the use of a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual.

According to the woman's daughter, Beverly Brown, her mother probably would not have been found or helped by the unmanned aircraft. Local detective Matt Miller said the old woman would probably have been alone all night in the jungle had it not been for the help of the drone.

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