Disasters are indiscriminate in both the place and timing of their happening. First Responders and emergency personnel simply must be prepared at all times to mitigate pain and suffering along with damage to property that are usually consequences of such events. GVF Living Laboratory is the ideal environment to train law enforcement and life-safety professionals to be prepared for every eventuality. Whether tornadoes, wildfires, prescribed burns, flooding, lost children, missing elderly or escaped criminals, GVF LL and its 3,500 acres of diverse landscape and nearly five miles of river are a perfect venue for training... all within minutes of metropolitan Oklahoma City and its surrounding communities.
DII - Security and Safety Services, LLC was created to develop technologies to assist first responders and civil security agencies in using emerging technology such as unmanned technologies to reduce risk and enhance responsiveness.
Potential collaboration and simulation with Oklahoma's State Fire Marshal and surrounding city/county fire and law enforcement personnel, will all help to ensure that they have the tools and preparation necessary to carry out their responsibilities for the safety and protection of Oklahoma citizens. Below are examples of opportunities for testing, demonstration projects, and research; these efforts enhance professional qualifications and set the stage for career advancement and even entrepreneurship:
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Thermal imaging and video from UAS can locate lost children and elderly as well as escapees from jail or prison.
UAS monitoring forest for fires
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From invading privacy to smuggling drugs over jail walls, more criminals are turning to flying drones - forcing law enforcement to learn new skills to find them. Governments are struggling to legislate fast enough to keep pace with growing criminal activities. As a result, more law enforcement teams are turning to drone-forensic expertise. Drones deliver much more than drugs to prisoners: they're being used to fly in mobile phones, SIM cards, USB drives, DVD players, hacksaw blades, and knives. This makes the identification of the drone pilot crucial for law enforcement. It's all part of the new complex digital ecosystem. Terrorist organizations are even weaponizing drones which makes forensics all the more critical as well. This, unquestionably, constitutes an existential threat to civilian safety. Worrisome is the fact that some drone platforms can carry 15kg (32 lb.) payloads which means they could even fly international missions as drone ranges increase making it more than possible for bio-weapons - like anthrax – and worse that could be dispersed by a drone.
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located in Cleveland & McClain Counties, Oklahoma