Gemma Alcock
Gemma Alcock
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Gemma Alcock is Founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer, and a multi-award-winning drone innovator and SAR professional. Gemma became the first UK recipient of the esteemed Public Safety Drone Leadership Award from DRONERESPONDERS for her exceptional leadership advancing the implementation of public safety drone programmes. Gemma is also the Director of Air Operations for Lowland Rescue.

Fire and rescue air support: the past, the present, the future

Air support for the UK Fire and Rescue Services has always been limited due to extortionate setup and operating costs; that is, until recently. The introduction of drone technology has offered a step change in air support availability and capability…

The drone revolution: unlocking the next level

Drones are changing public safety operations for the better. No emergency service around the world is immune from the torrent of disruption, from fire services through to voluntary search and rescue (SAR) organisations, and more. The drone revolution is one…

Selecting a drone for emergency response: visual payload selection

Through the data they can collect or the payloads they can deliver, drones are saving lives faster, safer and cheaper than ever before, making payload selection pivotal to the lifesaving capabilities that a drone can offer. This article offers guidance…

Selecting a drone for emergency response: airframe selection

An emergency service should avoid simply following the status quo of multi-rotors and really assess their drone-use cases before selecting their airframe. Ultimately, the choice of drone will dictate a drone team’s capabilities and the level of performance that can…

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