Why use small unmanned aircraft to deliver medical supplies?

Many medical emergencies, like sudden cardiac arrest, are incredibly time sensitive. Significantly more cardiac arrest victims would survive if an AED was administered within minutes of the attack.

An Archer First Response Systems (AFRS) vehicle will arrive at the scene in less than five minutes and treatment of a medical emergency can begin while EMS reaches the victim. In instances of traffic, flooding, or other delays, victims will have a lifeline uninhibited by ground obstacles.

There are still many public places not equipped with an AED, not to mention most homes. With AFRS, one payload (AED, NARCAN©, etc.) provides blanket coverage to a 35 square-mile area.