Presented on: 19 January, 16:00 CET

As drones become increasingly integrated into emergency response, new use cases keep emerging. From helping to respond to widespread crises such as wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, to dealing with smaller-scale emergencies like mountain rescue missions, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to demonstrate their value working alongside emergency professionals.

In this webinar, we looked at the tried and tested use cases from across the globe, as well as those that will be on the agenda for 2021 and beyond. You may be thinking: but how would I go about setting up a drones programme in my emergency organisation? Our speakers provided valuable practical advice and case study examples of integrating drones within emergency management.

presented by


Charles Werner

Drones continue to transform public safety and emergency management operations with over 17 public safety use cases identified. In his presentation, Charles shared public safety drone use cases, provided resources for public safety drone programmes and guidance about starting a new programme. Charles is the Director of DRONERESPONDERS: a non-profit programme created to unite aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists to help learn, train, and test with one another.
Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker

Director of Public Safety Integration, DJI
Drone use has been showing true humanitarian value. Carrying this humanitarian value forward, drones have also begun to show their value in lives saved by preventing humans from entering into dangerous situations or stopping a chain of events that would have led to an injury or death. Wayne Baker explored these lifesaving use cases and provide important insights for emergency services’ use of drones.

Marc Storck

Deputy Leader, GATO, CGDIS, Luxembourg
In 2020, the CGDIS (Fire and Rescue Service, Luxembourg) created a specialised intervention group to manage the operations of unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned grounds vehicles and information and communication technologies. Marc Storck presented the implementation of this programme, including the advantages and challenges of the merger. He explained practical elements such as risk analysis, training and knowledge sharing among commanders, as well as gave details on the relevant use cases.