WHERE: 608 D’Olive Street Bay Minette, Al 36507
On September 25th 2018 The Bay Minette Fire Department , made application to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program NPS-DDP.org for a free drone. The department explained why the drone would help protect the communities they serve. NPS-DDP was founded by Airborne Works. Autel Robotics a global drone manufacturer has teamed up with NPS-DDP.org to donate NEW drones to departments in need. WHERE: The Bay Minette Fire Department , has been chosen by Autel Robotics to receive one of 9 Drone kits to be donated. The donation will be shipped to the department, as they now have on staff an FAA 107 Licenced drone pilot to fly the drone for the fire company. The new lifesaving technology has proven to be a valuable asset and is sure to help save lives and property
The Bay Minette Fire Department works to provide residents and those in surrounding communities with exceptional fire protection, safety and rescue services. As such, the company is always looking for creative ways to enhance their services and operations to benefit all those they serve and protect. In emergency situations, every second is deemed important. UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drone technology can provide lifesaving assistance to public safety departments/companies with emergency calls. Unfortunately, many public safety departments/companies across the nation cannot afford to purchase drones, as the cost of the technology is very high, this forces many to simply go without.
Airborne Works hoped to alleviate this issue when establishing the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) a UAV/drone donation program whereby public safety departments/companies may apply to receive a UAV/drone at no cost to the department/company. The Bay Minette Fire Department have been chosen as the recipient of a drone that will be generously donated to the program by Autel Robotics.