Plans to Use Drones for Search and Rescue in Nevada - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Plans to Use Drones for Search and Rescue in Nevada

Posted: Updated:

In other parts of the country, drones are being used to save lives during flooding or other natural disasters. 
This week in Nevada, we're learning from those experiences. 

"We want to get those stories out there.  You want to hear from other people in the community.  What's working and what's not working," said search and rescue expert, David Kovar.

For the next three days, experts will come together to get the word out and share ideas.  One organization participating is a volunteer group called the Air Bears. They are already using drones in  search and rescue operations throughout the country on a volunteer basis, including the recent floods in Texas. 

"A pick up truck had washed off the roads in the floods and washed off road.  Fire departments had been looking for this vehicle for well over an hour.  We finally arrived as a mutual aid and we were able to find him in about forty five seconds," said Garret Bryl.

Here in Nevada, drones will be approved for search and rescue that is once we have a solid foundation on how to use them, but there is still a lot of learning to do. 

"Probably one of the best examples in the country of that sort of industry and public safety collaboration," said Kovar.

The majority of search and rescue teams are volunteers, so more than just the experts are invited to this symposium. It's open to the public too.

"Opportunities for getting all of these people together and having this conversation is very important to all of us," said Kovar.

How far will the technology go, we'll we'll just have to wait and see. 
 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Highway 267 Reopens after Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Truckee

    Highway 267 Reopens after Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Truckee

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:30:18 GMT

    The Truckee Police Department says Highway 267 has reopened after a crash involving multiple vehicles closed the road for several hours Sunday.

    More >>

    The Truckee Police Department says Highway 267 has reopened after a crash involving multiple vehicles closed the road for several hours Sunday.

    More >>
  • Aces Snap Losing Streak

    Aces Snap Losing Streak

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:40:25 GMT

    Troy Scribner and the Aces were victorious Sunday against the Fresno Grizzlies by a score of 9-4. Scribner went 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits to pick up his first win of the season. Offensively, Reno tallied 16 hits, their most in 2018 and hit two home runs. Jack Reinheimer (3-for-3, 2 BB) and Marcus Littlewood (3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) finished with three hits to lead the charge. 

    More >>

    Troy Scribner and the Aces were victorious Sunday against the Fresno Grizzlies by a score of 9-4. Scribner went 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits to pick up his first win of the season. Offensively, Reno tallied 16 hits, their most in 2018 and hit two home runs. Jack Reinheimer (3-for-3, 2 BB) and Marcus Littlewood (3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) finished with three hits to lead the charge. 

    More >>
  • Nevada Softball Gets Swept by Boise State

    Nevada Softball Gets Swept by Boise State

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:37:35 GMT

    The Nevada softball team wrapped up its weekend series with Boise State on Sunday with an 8-4 loss to the Broncos as the Wolf Pack now sits at 19-21 on the season and 8-9 in Mountain West play. This marks the first time since the opening weekend of conference games that Nevada has lost a conference series. 

    More >>

    The Nevada softball team wrapped up its weekend series with Boise State on Sunday with an 8-4 loss to the Broncos as the Wolf Pack now sits at 19-21 on the season and 8-9 in Mountain West play. This marks the first time since the opening weekend of conference games that Nevada has lost a conference series. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.