Case Closed Duboistown Fire Department selected to receive a free Skydio 2 autonomous drone through NPS-DDP.org

WHERE: Duboistown, Fire Department 2661 Euclid AVE DuBoistown, PA 17702

WHEN: 6/13/2020

In May of 2020 The Duboistown, PA Fire Department was selected by Skydio, a leading provider of autonomous drones for public agencies and commercial enterprises, and the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) to receive a free Skydio 2 drone with Pro Kit

Their Request

Douboisetown Fire Department’s Paul Vavra’s submission to the program explained: ”Our agency can utilize Skydio 2 to assist during the Covid-19 crisis by having Skydio available to respond to incidents requiring aerial awareness in order to utilize fewer resources and shorten the duration of the incidents. Examples include: Search and Rescue, Fire Overwatch, assist the police department during critical incidents, and to safely evaluate Haz-Mat incidents.”

Marc Langley, founder of NPS-DDP.org: “In emergency situations, every second is deemed important. UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drone technology can provide lifesaving assistance to public safety agencies with emergency calls. Unfortunately, many public safety departments across the nation cannot afford to purchase drones, as the cost of the technology is very high, this forces many to simply go without.”

Marc Langley on the partnership with Skydio for a select few agencies: “Skydio and NPS-DDP share the same vision and hope to help alleviate this issue when establishing their respective programs, whereby public safety departments of all types and sizes may apply to receive a drone at no cost to them.

 

 

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Their Story

Douboisetown Fire Department’s Paul Vavra’s submission to the program explained: ”Our agency can utilize Skydio 2 to assist during the Covid-19 crisis by having Skydio available to respond to incidents requiring aerial awareness in order to utilize fewer resources and shorten the duration of the incidents. Examples include: Search and Rescue, Fire Overwatch, assist the police department during critical incidents, and to safely evaluate Haz-Mat incidents.”