Drone as First Responder

Airborne support for public safety operations

What is Drone as First Responder (DFR)?

DFR is the next evolution of public safety drone programs. It is the idea of using drones to respond to emergencies immediately upon receiving a call for service. DFR drones provide crucial information that informs response.

Key Reasons Agencies are Developing Drone as First Responder Programs

Better Utilization of Public Safety Resources

Real-time aerial views of situations enable agencies to not send officers to nonexistent emergencies.

24%

Calls Cleared Solely With Drones

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Immediate On-scene Information

Capture video of potential crimes in progress, identify a safe approach and get an understanding of the nature of the emergency.

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Drones Respond Faster to Calls

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Accelerated Response Times

Rapidly reach incident sites, potentially arriving on-scene in half the time of a patrol unit, and promptly deliver crucial scene information to dispatch and first responders.

137%

Quicker Response Times

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Better Utilization of Public Safety Resources

Real-time aerial views of situations enable agencies to not send officers to nonexistent emergencies.

24%

Calls Cleared Solely With Drones

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Immediate On-scene Information

Capture video of potential crimes in progress, identify a safe approach and get an understanding of the nature of the emergency.

<70sec

Drones Respond Faster to Calls

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Accelerated Response Times

Rapidly reach incident sites, potentially arriving on-scene in half the time of a patrol unit, and promptly deliver crucial scene information to dispatch and first responders.

137%

Quicker Response Times

Data from Chula Vista PD’s deployments

Better Workflows
Better Outcomes

Safeguard Communities

Document crimes in progress enabling law enforcement to respond effectively and minimize risks to residents.

Increased Officer Safety

Provide real-time aerial views of a situation, allowing officers to assess the scene before arriving for better informed decisions.

Emergency Incidents for Drone as First Responder

Crimes in Progress

Gather information about the scene, identify suspects, and assess potential threats without putting officers in immediate danger.

Traffic Accidents

Quickly reach the scene and provide a comprehensive aerial view to assess the extent and severity of the incident.

Fire

Rapidly provide a comprehensive aerial view to assess the extent and severity of the incident.

Public Disturbances

Assess a situation, determine whether an individual poses a threat to themselves or others. Aiding in the decision for law enforcement to engage when necessary.

Emergency Payload Delivery

Transport vital supplies to critical situations such as an AED for someone experiencing cardiac arrest.

The Unknown

In situations where the details of the call are uncertain or ambiguous an aerial perspective is especially valuable.

Get your Drone as First Responder Program off the Ground

Schedule a DFR Discovery Call

Embark on your DFR journey with insights from the industry’s leading experts, tailored to your agency’s unique needs.

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Download the Playbook

A comprehensive guide to implementing and managing Drone as First Responder (DFR) programs with key learnings from the first DFR program in the U.S.A.

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Expand Drone Operations with One Upfront, All-Inclusive Program

Experience a single, all-inclusive UAS program with upfront pricing for stability in budgeting and easy expansion, all from one vendor

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