DroneBlu is a small non-profit response group designed to assist first responders during and after natural and man-made disasters to help save lives during a crisis.
The idea to use this technology was realized during Hurricane Harvey when emergency resources were stretched to capacity and non-existent in many places. With this idea came the belief that first responders should have every available tool at their disposal to help keep their communities safe.
Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as Drones, are being used across the globe helping first responders to save lives and property during these life changing events. This technology was seen during Hurricane Harvey assisting first responders and search and rescue crews in locating and saving flood victims in and around southeast Texas.
Drones were also used to observe and monitor the chemical explosion at the Arkema Chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. This gave government officials the ability to inspect the burning structures from a safe distance and the capability to examine roads, bridges and major infrastructure across the state for structural integrity.
DroneBlu is intended to assist first responders throughout Texas with this new and innovative technology to help save lives. Our pilots are Remote Pilot Certified by the FAA and fully insured. Pilots and team members are required to pass a FEMA Certified Emergency Response Team class before being deployed. Team members train regularly and are required to stay abreast of changing FAA Rules and Regulations.
Types of drone technology include ground control stations, photography and photogrammetry digital mapping to name a few.
Some drones are designed specifically with emergency services in mind and use thermal imaging and FLIR technology. This helps first responders in locating trapped occupants and identifying hotspots during structure fires. Drones also help police search for missing and endangered children and elderly dementia patients and are being used to reconstruct crime scenes and fatal car crashes.