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European Fire Departments Test Drone Response

Two European fire departments are testing ways to use unmanned aerial crafts for different emergency scenarios.

The yearlong test is part of a partnership between drone maker DJI and the European Emergency Number Association. EENA is a non-governmental organization that serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities and researchers to transfer knowledge and best practices.

The partners have selected the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department in Denmark and the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team in Ireland as the first two test sites.

In Denmark, the focus will be on drone applications for firefighting, chemical accidents and larger vehicle crashes in urban and over-water environments.

The team in Ireland is already using advanced software applications through DJI's SDK to coordinate search and rescue missions in remote areas, and the focus will be to improve real-time networking techniques and crowd-sourcing capabilities.

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