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County Eyes Drone Purchase

By Ted Pennekamp Drones are being used for many purposes these days, some of which include farmi... Read More »

How I Setup My Tahoe for Fire Department Drone Flying

Sometimes people ask me about how I setup my Tahoe for my fire department UAS flying. I’ve dragged my feet long enough, so here is my setup. On the vehicle itself I have the requisite hidden red, yellow and white strobe lights for responding. But I also have a second battery in the vehicle to power all the accessories, lights, ... Read More »

The Coming Public Safety Drone Pilot Danger of Wilting on the Vine

It’s one thing to want to get into flying UAS or drones for public safety missions. Getting the proper training, passing the right tests, and doing a bit of flying is the easy part. What is going to become more of an issue are people of fire departments and police departments who have passed a test and flown a bit ... Read More »

How Does the Public Safety Drone Pilot Communicate With Other Pilots to Avoid Conflict?

As more Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones begin to fly in emergency service roles it is probably a good idea to have a discussion about the need for incident radio communications. Let’s put aside the issues surrounding UAS airspace conflict for a moment. If the public safety UAS pilot is flying at a newsworthy incident they will also have ... Read More »