The Emergency Response Drone Pilot Award offers candidates the opportunity to learn the skills, technical knowledge, and legalities of using and operating a drone to assist with water-based rescues. The drones are waterproof, specially designed for rescues with the aim to find a person in difficulty and deploy a torpedo buoy or inflatable lifesaving device before a lifeguard or the Emergency Services reach the casualty.
Chief Executive Officer Robert Gofton shared what this course hopes to achieve: “We are excited to be working on this pioneering new rescue award. Concerningly accidental water-related deaths increased in 2021. If using the latest technologies, such as drones, can preserve life until rescuers can reach a casualty, it can only lead to saving more lives and stopping families from suffering tragedy of losing a loved one.”
Gofton continues:- “The award is ideally suited to emergency services such as fire rescue and police, alongside local authorities, open water venues, triathlon clubs, canal & river trusts, landowners, river rescue, and SAR companies.