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Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)

Ex Vento Spes

aka DRONERESPONDERS   |   MIAMI BEACH, FL   |  http://airt.ngo

Mission

AIRT helps deliver aerial intelligence to first responders and emergency managers in the moments that matter most. AIRT, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Miami, Florida, that specializes in public safety and disaster support using small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) -- commonly referred to as "drones" -- as well as related technology. We bridge gaps between stakeholders by advancing Drones For Good to provide rapid aerial data to those most in need during significant events, complex emergencies, and major disasters. AIRT is the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world's most extensive non-profit program supporting the use of sUAS by public safety agencies and emergency services organizations.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a young, growing organization demonstrating successful outcomes across of our key metrics for 2020. We sincerely thank our volunteers and supporters!

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Mr. Christopher Todd

Director, DRONERESPONDERS

Charles Werner

Main address

3921 ALTON RD STE 255

MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140 USA

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EIN

37-1866102

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drones and satellite imagery have historically been the domain of the military and foreign intelligence services. With the advancement in small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) and low-orbiting satellite constellations, this technology is now becoming readily available to the emergency management, disaster assistance, and humanitarian sectors. The problem is that these sectors are not well-versed in procuring, understanding, and using these aviation and aerospace systems. Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) members volunteer their time to assist end users across various domestic and international sectors with using UAS and other cutting-edge aviation technology to help communities mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant events complex emergencies, and major disasters.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

DRONERESPONDERS

DRONERESPONDERS assists law enforcement, fire rescue, search and rescue teams, emergency management, and other stakeholders implement small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) -- also known as UAV or "drone" -- technology and related tools to help save lives and protect property. We forge partnerships with other organizations across government, industry, and academia to continue the adoption and evolution of Drones For Good®.

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating program of AIRT, Inc. For more information on DRONERESPONDERS, please visit: http://droneresponders.org

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

The DRONERESPONDERS Events program is predicated on the concept of Learn, Train, Test which is administered via the DRONERESPONDERS series of Disaster Conferences, Disaster Camp, and Disaster Exercise.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Military personnel

The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) is a team of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts who provide incident management, small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) -- a/k/a "drone" capabilties, data management, and geospatial information systems (GIS) support to governments, industry, NGO's and at-risk and vulnerable populations threatened or impacted by complex emergencies and disasters.

Our focus in on the Western Hemisphere, but have capacity to respond globally if requested.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

The Florida Public Safety Coordination Group (FLOGRU) is a collaboration between AIRT and the Florida Peninsula Chapter of AUVSI, Inc -- a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit group supporting the use of uncrewed and autonomous systems across the air, land, and sea domains.

FLOGRU is comprised of over 350 members represents all types of Florida public safety and emergency response agencies. We provide training, education, exercises, public safety support, and emergency / disaster support throughout the State of Florida and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Academy of International Preparedness at Florida International University 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of public events held to further mission

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of affiliates speaking at conferences

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people trained

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of press releases developed and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

DRONERESPONDERS Events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We use unmanned aviation and aerospace assets to bridge gaps between stakeholders and provide rapid aerial data to those most in need during significant events, complex emergencies, and major disasters. We will protect vulnerable populations by helping mitigate the impact of emergencies and disasters through research and knowledge sharing. We will help communities prepare for disasters through training and exercises involving unmanned systems. We will take direct action to respond to those most in need when disaster strikes. We will work with our partners to help communities and families recover from disaster by providing crucial aerial data and other aviation resources. To accomplish these goals, we seek to fund at least one significant project across each of our core missions areas of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for calendar year 2023 with measurable results and transparent reporting to our supporters to enable significant program expansion in CY 2025.

We are a young organization in the planning process for our first formal awareness and fundraising campaign. Yet we have an incredible interest, enthusiasm, and momentum. The short-term goals for our organization are as follows:

1) Position the organization for success by establishing solid management and fiscal practices to ensure longevity.

2) Deploy cutting-edge, cost-efficient, and savvy programs for marketing, fundraising, logistics, and operations.

3) Establish working relationships with like-minded organizations and key influencers to expand. our support network.

4) Recruit over 1,000 volunteer remote pilots from across the globe before January 1, 2025.

5) Fund three significant projects across each of our core missions areas of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

We have a core team of 10 volunteer staff combined with a global network of our 500 remote pilots with unmanned systems who have been trained and are willing to respond to emergencies and disasters. We have a fleet of over 16 unmanned aircraft systems at our disposal. We maintain strategic partnerships with other NGO's and key organizations across our core sectors.

Within our first five years we have achieved the following milestones:

1) Established the organization, defined the mission, developed the brand, and generated momentum with key partners, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

2) Deployed operational teams to several training exercises, complex emergencies and major disasters.

3) Organized and produced one-of-a-kind in-person and virtual DRONERESPONDERS events.

4) Grown DRONERESPONDERS into a global brand with over 8,000 public safety agency members in over 75 countries.

5) Established and grown the Florida Public Safety Coordination Group (FLOGRU) to include over 500 members representing more than 75 Florida public safety and emergency services organizations.

Financials

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Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Christopher Todd

Airborne Response

Term: 2026 - 2023

John Anthony Ciampa

Altametry, Inc

Andy Jaques

Airborne Response

Thomas Emory Oatmeyer

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department

Charles Werner

DRONERESPONDERS

Anthony Loperfido

Miami-Beach Police Department

Robert Dooley

Florida Highway Patrol