Pilot tests in Europe
EENA partnered with DJI to understand and evaluate the use of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) in civil protection/first responder scenarios in a number of pilot sites in Europe. The main objective for the project was to learn how the technology can assist our fire and rescue services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), police services, coastguards and humanitarian organizations in different scenarios and in different environments such as urban, rural, mountainous, forest and “over-water” conditions.
Phase I of the programme was completed in 2016 with Phase II announcing its results in 2018.
EENA Emergency Services & Drones Network
In November 2018, EENA announced the creation of a new network, exclusively designed for emergency services using drones in their day-to-day operations – or interested in doing so. The network is a platform for first responders to share experiences and best practices with their peers, as well as stay up to date with the latest developments.