With an increasing adoption of drones within public safety agencies, a significant change is happening—the emergence of Drone as First Responder (DFR) programs. Setting itself apart from conventional drone deployments, the DFR approach has gained momentum, signaling a larger shift in the dynamics of emergency response. Defining Drone as First Responder ProgramsDFR programs redefine emergency response by strategically deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to swiftly and effectively address a range of emergencies. Drone as First Responder (DFR) programs represent a paradigm shift in emergency response strategies, harnessing the strategic deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to rapidly respond to a spectrum of emergencies. The shortage of personnel and the corresponding increase in responsibilities strain the capacity of traditional emergency response systems.