DEEMI has trained with multiple public and private agencies in the past, and we attend many open houses and work to show the public our assets. We enjoy at times being called the best kept secret in Maine.
Above photo is our UH-1V doing external load training with Bangor Fire/DEEMI volunteers a few years back. Fire service is a strong ally of DEEMI as most have integrated EMS and do most of the rescues that occur in Maine/New England.
The Maine Forest Service was our host for a demonstration of sUAS and a discussion on how a thermal camera equipped drone could benefit their agency. The photo to the right shows many hot spots remaining during a UAV flight we took shortly after a real fire this summer in Columbia Falls.
We have been reaching out to many local Fire Departments such as Howland, Glenburn, Kenduskeag and Hermon, to share our knowledge and give a first hand demonstration of the advantages of having a sUAS asset in their fleet.