Search and rescue operations for victims after an earthquake, avalanche, or fire; search missions for missing persons; surveillance and control operations… Drone fleets in the service of public safety have proved their utility beyond any doubt. Nevertheless, the use of drones for these emergency operations requires thorough preparation. Here are the key steps to ensuring that every mission using emergency drones is a success.
Regular maintenance: The fleet of drones you use must be reliable. This is all the more true in emergency situations, where lives are at stake.
A drone that is not properly maintained may become faulty. In the worst-case scenario, the drone could fall and cause further accidents.
In order to limit this technical risk, it is advisable to include checkpoints in the pre-flight checklist, schedule regular drone maintenance, and always have spare parts in stock.
The dispatcher's role is to plan and coordinate the flight, taking into account factors such as weather conditions, airspace restrictions, and aircraft performance. They must communicate this information to the pilot, who will then use it to plan the flight and make decisions during the mission.
To prepare for an emergency drone mission, the following points are essential: