Category Archives: First Responders

Test Flight of Disaster Drone in Tokyo Park

On Saturday, officials from Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, and drone experts flew a drone in a high-rise district west of JR Shinjuku Station after establishing an exclusive radio communications network between Shinjuku Central Park, a designated evacuation site for the area, and Kogakuin University, which would become a disaster response headquarters. Continue reading

Federal Agencies Working Together to Combat Unauthorized Drone Use during Wildfire Operations

adler_fire_yellowstone_nps560x337As the 2016 wildfire season begins, federal agencies are again alerting industry and the public that the use of private drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS) over or near active wildfire operations puts firefighters at risk and hampers their ability to protect lives, property and natural resources. Continue reading