Lowland rescue, who have been providing Search & Rescue assets in lowland UK for over 25 years, has announced its new Air services Director, Gemma Alcock.
Gemma is a member of Dorset Search & Rescue, as well as founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer.
She is well renowned in her field and recognized as an international expert on the subject of search & rescue drone technology.
Speaking at conferences across the US, Europe, and Australia, as well, as advising and training several UK police forces and fire services on the use of Drones.
“I am truly committed to and passionate about creating a future in which drones will routinely be a tool for saving lives.
“As such, I have dedicated the past 4 years of my career to developing drone lifesaving for the UK and abroad.
“I see a great opportunity for Lowland Rescue to become a National leader in drone SAR, with its appetite to innovate and its ability to develop a consistent National standard.
“I will make it my mission to ensure Lowland Rescue’s drone operations are world leading.
“With regards to the helicopter operations aspect, I look forward to building and developing Lowland Rescue’s relationships and working practices with the UK SAR helicopter services.
“This role feels like a natural fit for me and I am truly honoured to be taking on the responsibility of National Lead for Air Operations.”
A Spokesperson for Lowland Rescue said:
“We are very pleased and proud to have Gemma take on the air directorate.
“Lowland rescue has and will continue to push the boundaries of SAR, and to do this you have to have solid foundations.
“Gemma brings this, being named as “one to watch” in the 2018 International drone conference search & rescue category.
“Working together with our partners and sister organisations she can allow us to explore and develop these pioneering technologies.”
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