EENA has been one of the leaders in the field of public safety and drones during the last years. From pilot programmes around Europe to documents and webinars adding to the discussion of drones in public safety, EENA has been in the forefront.

The benefits of drones for the safety of people have been undeniable. And so have some challenges that remain to be addressed. In this context, EENA’s work on drones aims to push for progress in the public safety field and enable spaces for emergency services to learn from each other.


Alfonso Zamarro

Alfonso Zamarro


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.



Please find below some key-documents on drones & public safety. Remember to check our documents page for the complete list of resources.


Check out some of the press coverage on EENA’s work on drones: