Using the DJI Inspire 2 in Disaster Response Simulations - SIMEX Series 2019

  • Sam Gillespie

For rates and availability, please visit: We were invited to participate in the 2019 SIMEX Series - the UK's largest annual international disaster response exercise - and use our DJI Inspire 2 to inspect various simulated disaster situations. Using the 45mm lens on our X5S camera allowed us to assess the condition of refugees (played by actors) stuck behind a collapsed bridge, inspect the situation where people have become trapped by rubble and also attempt to find missing persons. SIMEX Series is an operational (live controlled) field exercise designed to establish a learning environment for "players" to exercise disaster event response plans, policies and procedures. Player participation comprises of; activate, mobilise, respond operationally on scene, report (internally and externally), implement short and medium-term plans, hand-over, demobilise and complete after-action reviews. Drone Operator: Sam Gillespie Drone Camera: Sam Gillespie Competent Observer: Danny Cordeaux (Cordeaux Films) BTS: Danny Cordeaux (Cordeaux Films) Edit: Daniel Arkell (Sail Away Media)