Falck: Paramedics Will Be in Manned Drones Before 2025

The photo shows a flying drone.
self-driving cars and drones are changing the ways emergency medical services think and operate. (Photo/Falck)

Falck says it will make manned drones an “integral” part of its fire and emergency medical services and that sometime soon, those who need help will be met by paramedics flying in drones.

The Denmark-based company says that will happen before 2025.

“We are developing new technology, medicine and treatments for our future ambulances,” President and CEO Jakob Riis said in a statement. “The challenge is that they will also be an expensive resource. That is why we see a need for a more flexible response, for example with a drone manned with a paramedic, who can assess the situation and request an ambulance if need be.”

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The company said self-driving cars and drones are changing the ways emergency medical services think and operate.

Falck said it is “in dialogue” with several leading drone suppliers to find a tech partner.

“Falck is not going to develop the technology, but will focus on adapting drones to emergency response,” said Riis. “Our aim is to find out how and when the technology may be used in the future emergency response services.”

Several customers have already expressed interest in the project, the company said.

Falck operates in 30 countries and has approximately 25,000 employees.

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