In the UK, Surrey Search & Rescue (SURSAR) has incorporated drones into its life-saving arsenal. The service worked with drone consultants Consortiq, which provided training to SURSAR staff. In turn, SURSAR has helped Consortiq develop its own search and rescue course.
The partnership has included the recent sponsorship SURSAR’s factory-new Volvo road vehicle, and the implementation of a new first response vehicle (FRV), which now carries a state-of-the-art Inspire 2 drone with a dual camera system. This UAV allows the pilot to focus on the aircraft, while a separate camera operator is enabled to search for missing people on behalf of Surrey Police.
SURSAR is a voluntary workforce on call 24 hours a day that helps locate missing people in the Surrey area.