Falck will make manned drones an integral part of its fire and emergency medical services. Before 2025, the first citizens will be met by paramedics flying in drones. The technology is rapidly evolving. Next phase will be to gain concrete experience of how drones may be used in specific situations and to adjust legislation to allow drones to become part of everyday life.
With the new technology, it is Falck’s ambition to save and improve lives among critically ill and injured patients. At the same time, the company sees perspective in the ability to respond with a single paramedic, who can assess whether an ambulance is needed.
Therefore, Falck is initiating its first test flights with unmanned drones and is working on establishing a partnership with a tech-partner with whom the company can carry out manned drone flights.
The drone flying paramedics is one of several initiatives from Falck which will set the standard for how emergency medical services will look just ten years from now.
We rethink healthcare and emergency response
10-15 years ago, Falck created one of the world’s most sophisticated emergency medical services together with our customers. Today, an ambulance is an advanced point of treatment, a rolling clinic. Doctors and paramedics initiate the first treatment of critically ill and injured patients in the ambulance. Now, we are once again working on developing ambulance and health services to set the standard for emergency medical services in just ten years.
This post was originally published by SUAS News on . Please visit the original post to read the complete article.