Nationwide Public Security Drone Donation Program Awards

The Board of Directors of the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) has announced their 2022 Award Winners. In the category of departments or organizations that have donated the most hardware in support of public safety, NPS-DDP presented the award to the Duboistown Fire Department, and the Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting.

In the category of departments or organizations that have helped promote and get the word out about the NPS-DDP mission to help put “Eyes In the Sky for Every Department In Need ™”, the Board of Directors presented the award to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA).

In addition to the awards, NPS-DDP announced the support of the Law Enforcement Drone Association and DRONELIFE. “On behalf of our Board of Directors we are so privileged to have partners like this joining our foundation please support those partners together we can make a difference one donation at a time,” says Mark Langley, NPS-DDP CEO.

The Law Enforcement Drone Association (LEDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by law enforcement officers, for law enforcement officers who operate unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for public safety. LEDA focuses primarily on training conference events throughout the country but also strives to create solid virtual content for its members. LEDA is setting the standard of training for law enforcement UAS operators throughout the country.

LEDA is passionate about the work the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program is doing and is partnering with them in an effort to bring UAS training to public safety agencies receiving donated aircraft. Law enforcement agencies, or public safety agencies supporting law enforcement in UAS operations who are chosen to receive an aircraft from the NPS-DDP.org will also receive a one-year LEDA membership which includes up to ten pilots so they can obtain the training resources they need to have an effective program.

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“We’re true believers in the benefits that drones offer,” says Miriam McNabb, DRONELIFE Editor. “We know how incredibly valuable drone programs are for public safety organizations, and how successful these drone programs have proven. We’re proud to support the public safety community, and to support NPS-DDP.org in their work, providing communities across the country with the technology they need to do their jobs safely.”

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Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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