Emergency services and drones

The emergency services are increasingly turning to drones for help. Mark Broadbent looks at the ‘blue light’ applications for unmanned aircraft

Small drones are lightweight and easily transportable, so it is unsurprising to see emergency services (EMS) now using them in a range of scenarios, one that has only widened as a result of the events and evolving demands of the last two years.

Devon and Cornwall police
Around 40 UK police forces now use UAVs, with the Devon and Cornwall force (pictured) among the first to adopt the technology


Medical deliveries

Drones’ ability to quickly transport medical supplies came into its own at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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