Morgan County Rescue Squad
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When looking for a small child or anyone lost and susceptible to the elements, every tool that we can use to quickly find that person should be at our disposal.
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The Story

West Liberty, KY

The Morgan County Emergency & Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization of men and women dedicated to the safety of the citizens in and around West Liberty, Kentucky. Formed in 1975, volunteer squad members are trained to render fast and effective rescue aid in all types of emergency situations including natural and man-made disasters. Serving Morgan County, Kentucky and the surrounding area, the rescue squad has grown into one of the leading search and rescue squads in eastern Kentucky.

The Morgan County Rescue Squad’s command center has recently been upgraded with the latest in online map technology, GPS, and searcher tracking. “It has raised the bar in our search techniques and the efficiency of finding lost or missing persons,” said Miranda Farmer, a volunteer squad member. As they continue to seek ways to provide quicker and more proficient service, they are looking to acquire a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, a small unmanned drone equipped with an onboard camera. The drone will provide a number of advantages for search and rescue responders in times of emergency.

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone will add another tool that responders can use to quickly cover areas from the air while ground searchers to spend their time searching the thicker vegetation. Using the aircraft will also allow the responders to view over cliff edges and inaccessible areas without jeopardizing their safety. In the aftermath of a severe weather emergency, buildings may be inspected quickly to obtain the structure’s integrity. When flooding exists, using an unmanned aircraft to view flooded areas will aid in responder safety by acquiring information that before could only be obtained by responders in a small boat.

With a limited budget, Morgan County Rescue Squad volunteers hope to raise $1,650 through RedBasket.org to cover the cost of purchasing a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, extra batteries, and shockproof backpack. “When looking for a small child or anyone lost and susceptible to the elements, every tool that we can use to quickly find that person should be at our disposal,” Miranda said. Show your support for the rescue squad by making a tax-deductible donation today!

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