Searching and Rescue (SAR):
Drones provide a service of Search and Rescue (SAR) for public safety and are used by different departments in an emergency i.e. Police, Firefighters, etc. For example during natural disasters or in an emergency drones can search for a stuck person during an avalanche
Problems for Rescue Teams:
How can we resolve these problems:
Drones can provide a service to locate people immediately without losing time and having to increase manpower. It also helps to reduce costs and risks of the lives of those people who help rescue the stuck people.
Day and night situations can also have adverse effects for a team. Due to darkness people may be hidden. The rescue team will face a lot of problems to find the victims. This isn't a big problem for drones which can have thermal imaging
Drones can locate the victims through Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras because they can search the people through their bodies' heat. Then, after a quick response, we can provide a First Aid or rescue them in that particular area instead of searching the whole area. The Mavic 2 enterprise already has the IR imaging camera installed and could provide search rescue easily
How to search and rescue by Thermal Drones:
Drones can be equipped with thermal imaging cameras such as DJI Matrices 210 drone with a Zenmuse XT thermal FLIR camera that helps police or first respondents.
For example in blizzard during the night a man had a car accident, but police found him by using a thermal imaging camera carried by a drone. Through Infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera, police officers quickly could scan an area and locate a person without the need for large expensive manned aircraft.
Payload Drop by Drones:
Drones have the capabilities to drop payloads. They can provide life-saving tools, food, communication devices, supplies, etc to suspects easily instead of with the help of manpower.
For example, during flood situations suspects are fully covered with water from all sides and a drone can drop a payload to provide the life jackets and food.
Efficiency by using drones:
The efficiency of a team with the drone is almost 3 to 5 times greater in Search and Rescue than without a drone.