DRONES GET TO THE ‘HART’ OF THE OPERATION!

Hazardous Area Response Teams around the country will have access to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or commonly known as a ‘drone’) as part of the new HART Incident Ground Technology solution.

According to Gerry Byrne, National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s Head of Capabilities, says: “HART have very specific user requirements that warrant a drone solution. They need to have the option to deploy an aerial camera to support the initial dynamic risk assessment within the first 15 minutes of arriving on scene.”

He added that this will allow the team leader to determine the “best access and egress for staff deploying into the areas of highest risk”.

For further details on using drones during such operations email gerry.byrne@wmas.nhs.uk