Features

Airborne police services around the world are tasked with an enormous variety of missions, ranging from surveillance and crimefighting to rendering emergency assistance. To manage those missions, manufacturers and systems developers offer an ever-growing range of solutions. Robin Gauldie investigates

 
Drones are now in common use by airborne police forces, as they can provide significant benefits when used in support of search and rescue (SAR) missions. However, concerns exist as to whether drones are a secure technology and can be hacked, and barriers remain that are preventing drones from developing a solid critical mass. Mario Pierobon investigates.

Ann Beattie reports on how ACE Air & Ambulance (ACE) responded during Cyclone Idai

Andy Elwood knows first-hand the mental strain that emergency services and SAR personnel are under, and the effect this can have on their wellbeing. His focus now lies on delivering training for mental health first aid courses.

What is the current state of play on carrying blood products onboard to administer pre-hospital blood transfusions? Lauren Haigh spoke to HEMS operators to find out

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, a charitable service in the UK, discusses the need to support airlifted patients and each other after a traumatic event

AirMed&Rescue spoke to Meredith Staib, CEO of the Royal Flying Doctors (RFDS) Queensland Section, about joining an iconic Australian organisation and embracing new technology to ensure a sustainable future

 

From cutting-edge tools transforming medical care to emerging public safety solutions, augmented reality (AR) is enabling significant strides in industry and society. Adam Kaplan, CEO and Co-Founder of Edgybees, discusses the advantages of implementing AR technology in SAR missions

 

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has officially retired its ageing fleet of Sea King helicopters, and is ushering in a new era of combat and SAR helicopter with the introduction of the CH-148 Cyclone

 

Amy Gallagher explains the primary assets that the National Guard used during Hurricanes Harvey and Florence, including aircraft types, personnel from multiple states, and multiple modes of communication, to manage the mobile matrix of required resources, as well as the after action review (AAR) assessments conducted by the Texas Army National Guard (TXANG) and the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCANG)

 

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