Revolutionizing Emergency Response: Tulsa Fire Department Takes the Lead with Drones and Robotics

Technology Demonstrated to Aid First Responders in Disaster Situations

The Tulsa Fire Department is already utilizing drones and robots in emergency response, but first responders are eager to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to potential changes in emergency response practices. During a demonstration at OSU Tulsa, drones and robotic dogs were showcased responding to emergencies. Dr. Jamey Jacob explained that the purpose was to show how emergency blood delivery could be done from a hospital directly to the field using drones and robotics. He believes that every first responder will eventually have access to these tools, making it a game-changer for emergency situations.

The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute emphasized the importance of pushing the technology forward in Tulsa. Drone pilot Gabriel Graveline highlighted the potential benefits of using drones for tasks like blood delivery. Having been a firefighter for 17 years, he understands the value of sending robots into dangerous situations instead of risking human lives. The Tulsa Fire Department is currently developing a program that will enable drones to respond autonomously to scenes, providing crucial information to fire crews before they arrive.

Graveline is optimistic about the future of technology in emergency response. He sees great potential in leveraging these tools to improve outcomes for first responders and the communities they serve. The ongoing advancements in drone and robotic technology promise to enhance the capabilities of first responders and ensure better outcomes in emergency situations.

First Responders in Tulsa are being introduced to new technology that could revolutionize the way they save lives. During a demonstration at OSU Tulsa, drones and robotic dogs were showcased responding to emergencies. Drones and robotics have already been utilized by the Tulsa Fire Department, but with constant evolution of technology, first responders are eager to stay ahead and adapt.

Dr. Jamey Jacob explained that one purpose of the demonstration was to show how emergency blood delivery could be done from a hospital directly to the field using drones and robotics. With an expert team in drone piloting and robotics working together towards fully automated process, it has great potentials for future use.

The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute emphasized pushing technology forward in Tulsa as every first responder will eventually have access to these tools.

TFD drone pilot Gabriel Graveline highlighted how having been a firefighter for 17 years he understands the value of sending robots into dangerous situations instead of risking human lives. Currently, TFD is developing an autonomous program for drones responding

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