Flights Show Value of Drones for Public Safety
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today on Governor’s Island, Measure conducted the first officially sanctioned drone flights for dozens of city officials as part of a broader effort to expand the use of drones for public safety.
“Safe, legal, and insured drone operations can provide significant benefits to city residents and public safety officials,” said Measure CEO Brandon Torres Declet. “Drones can be used for a number of public safety applications, from building inspection to emergency response and disaster relief. Today’s flights demonstrated for city officials nationwide how drones can be used for good.”
In late 2015, Measure partnered with the American Red Cross to release a study detailing the many compelling humanitarian, safety, and economic reasons to use drones for emergency response and disaster relief. The study provides public officials with guidelines to harness drone technology including case studies, deployment models, and policy recommendations. The executive summary of the report is available at www.measure.aero/arc-executive-summary.
Participants in today’s demonstration include senior agency officials from the:
Department of Buildings, Department of Parks and Recreation, New York City Housing Authority, FDNY, NYPD, OEM, HPD, DDC.