Drones have saved the lives of 279 people
Drones have saved the lives of at least 279 people – DJI announced at AirWorks 2019.
The amazing statistic shows just how important drones have become for public safety and search and rescue operations.
And this figure is almost certainly an under-estimate, as these 279 cases are the ones which have been documented, with many incidents sure to have been unreported or missed by popular media.
Drones are a vital, time-saving tool for life-saving operations, covering large areas quicker than foot patrols; offering a cheaper alternative to helicopter call-outs; and providing crucial real-time situational awareness from above, aided by thermal and zoom cameras. They also keep emergency crews safe by providing information from afar, which in turn helps to build effective deployment tactics.