Drone America, supported by the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS), participated in a two-state, multi-agency fire evacuation drill on May 19 at the north end of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border. The exercise involved more than 17 first responder agencies and advanced Drone America’s mission not only to serve the community but also to better serve those who serve us.

The bi-state evacuation drill was a collaboration between Drone America, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Washoe County Emergency Management, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF), Nevada Army National Guard, Nevada Highway Patrol, California Highway Patrol, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, CAL Fire, Placer County Emergency Management, Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Red Cross and several other partnering agencies. It was the first time commercial drones conducted simultaneous operations with manned emergency aircraft in the same airspace during a real-time scenario with the common mission of saving lives and property…

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Air Beat Magazine | July and August | 2018