DJI, a provider of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has announced the introduction of a new Disaster Relief Program to support first responders in the United States, the company said.
The program give first responders access to DJI´s industry-leading drone technology, for response and recovery efforts during and after major disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and local emergencies.
Drones are a critical aerial technology that has been proven to help search, rescue and recovery teams find victims faster, while also helping to keep them from harm´s way. Drones have been widely used to spot people in distress, to inspect infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power lines, and to assess damage and create high-resolution maps after recent disasters such as hurricanes Florence, Irma and Harvey as well as California wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Paradise and the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.
DJI is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world.