Based in New Jersey, SkyeBrowse is partnering with (National Public Safety Drone Donation Program) in an effort to bring UAV/UAS technology to public safety agencies in need across the country. As governments and health authorities around the world explore strategies to deal with the on-going pandemic, first responders and public safety officials remain at high risk on the front lines.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that officers are able to conduct their duties without spending unnecessary time outside gathering information and evidence. Recently, drone technology has emerged as a great tool that officers can utilize to reduce the amount of time and effort spent outdoors performing various tasks.
In this time of crisis, SkyeBrowse has partnered with NPS-DDP.org to ensure that all public safety departments are able to utilize SkyeBrowse software for modeling scenes and gathering evidence. The result of this partnership will mean that departments who cannot afford drones and 3D modeling software due to COVID-19 will be able to have access to these technologies through NPS-DDP and SkyeBrowse. However, the partnership will continue to support departments in need beyond the timeline of the pandemic.
NPS-DDP accepts donations from private citizens, drone manufacturers, or corporate donors like SkyBrowse, Autel Robotics, and Fox Fury lighting solutions. This program then matches applicants with donors to provide hardware and or software and even grant writing resources to as many departments in need as possible. There are no strings attached to this donation program, we only require the following: #1 Each department must have a licensed FAA 107 pilot available.
#2 Each department will be required to sign a liability waiver #3 We would ask all departments to help us get as much media coverage of this donation as a platform to help educate others about the great work this program is providing. Please note top priority for donations goes to departments that do not already have an existing drone program in place, Any department may apply.
Commenting on the occasion, Bobby Ouyang, CEO of SkyeBrowse, said,
“NPS-DDP is doing a great job by providing a forum for everyone to support national public safety with drone technology through voluntary donations. SkyeBrowse is proud to announce its partnership with NPS-DDP through which SkyeBrowse will be providing 3D modeling software to various public safety departments. Using SkyeBrowse’s rapid 3D modeling software, public safety departments will be able to quickly map out emergency scenes without needing extensive training on how to use the technology. SkyeBrowse remains committed towards contributing back to the community and is thankful to NPS-DDP in their support with this mission.”
NPS-DDP CEO, Marc Langley commented,
“The partnership with SkyeBrowse (videogrammetry software) expands our ability to work with leading industry UAV/UAS technology providers to help fulfill our vision of assisting public safety in their forensics recovery and rescue efforts. The advancements of drone technology in recent years will allow all public safety agencies across the country to leverage these cutting edge advancements and workflows to help make the job safer, more efficient and bring additional benefits to the communities that they serve day in and day out! We are proud to be able to have SkyeBrowse as a supporting partner of NPS-DDP in our mission! Together we can make a difference one donation at a time to those departments most in need”.
The mission of NPS-DDP was founded by Airborne Works with a focus to recruit others to help support our national public safety departments nationwide with UAV/UAS technology through voluntary donations, be it hardware, financial and/or media support from the private, corporate and community sectors.
Together we can help support those who give so much. The goal is to help put “eyes in the sky for every department need” ™.