Search & Rescue Drone (Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (Plymouth))
A life saving rescue drone will help the team search, rescue and save the lives of missing or vulnerable local people more quickly.
The volunteers at DSRTP are regularly called on to support the emergency services in search and rescue situations. The drone, like a sophisticated remote controlled helicopter, would allow a live video feed to be viewed from the sky in day or night from significant height and distance. This would allow the location of people in need of urgent assistance more quickly in many circumstances than a traditional team of individuals on the ground.
If we receive the fund, with the support of the community, it would pay for the purchase, and licensing of up to 5 pilots from within the team to operate the drone professionally, effectively and within the law.