Eye in the sky

Published:  03 August, 2015

Unmanned aerial vehicles will take centre stage at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham (UK) on 23 and 24 September.

This emerging technology will be discussed in detail in the free-to-attend seminar sessions. In the Innovation Theatre on 23 September delegates can hear from West Midlands Fire Service, which has over 10 years’ experience of using UAVs in partnership with other category one services. On 24 September Justin Pringle, a drone developer with Drone Ops will give an overview of the benefits UAVs can offer the emergency services, particularly in managing ground crew risk.

Meanwhile in the exhibition visitors can find out about the UAV training courses offered by Sky-Futures who can train remote pilots to fly safely and procedurally using best practice from manned aviation and its 8,500 hours of operational drone flying experience. In collaboration with the Fire Service College it has produced structured, CAA approved courses for the police, fire and rescue service, ambulance service, USAR and other emergency organisations.

On the Excelerate stand visitors will be able to learn more about the benefits of UAVs for achieving 360-degree aerial views at incidents and video streaming to required locations.

Visitors with an interest in air surveillance should also visit the UK Civil Air Patrol stand in the Emergency Response Zone to find out how this voluntary organisation can support the blue light emergency services and local government civil contingencies with affordable air observation and air to ground photography.

To find out more visit: www.emergencyuk.com

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