Our Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for UAS Drone Ops

Our Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (sop) For Uas Drone Ops

I wanted to share our UAS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) if it can help other departments who may be developing a similar document. Our approach at the Wake Forest Fire Department in Wake Forest, North Carolina is a bit different than other departments. We opted for the professional pilot approach as described in this article. … Read more

The Three Best Approaches to Finding Your Fire Department Drone Pilot

The Three Best Approaches To Finding Your Fire Department Drone Pilot

You would think getting a drone into service with a fire department would be a simple matter. But as with every other issue there can be more factors to consider when planning your department’s flight strategy and drone use. There are three primary options for deciding who is best to operate a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft … Read more

FAA Tips Its Hand on Drone Pilot Requirements

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There has been so much uncertainty what the FAA will require to pilot a commercial operator of a UAS, UAV, or drone to operate the craft. Some say requiring a pilot license is completely unnecessary. Recently I wrote FAA Ground School and Pilot License Requirements for UAS Pilots and just today I received some FAA … Read more

Why the DJI Phantom is the Best and Worst Public Safety Drone to Use

Why The Dji Phantom Is The Best And Worst Public Safety Drone To Use

The DJI Phantom has become an ubiquitous UAS that many are jumping into. In fact I have three myself and hundreds of hours flying them. If you want to buy one, use this link so I get some credit for it. Here on the Public Safety Flight website I’ve already covered a number of stories … Read more

FAA Ground School and Pilot License Requirements for UAS Pilots

Faa Ground School And Pilot License Requirements For Uas Pilots

Authority for a public safety agency to utilize a Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is right now a complex affair. Not only do agencies require a difficult FAA authorization to fly a Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) under a FAA Certificate of Authorization the pilot qualifications are defined and have strict limitations. To fly professionally as a … Read more

The Role of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Fire Service and EMS and What it Takes to be a Good Pilot

The Role Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (uas) In The Fire Service And Ems And What It Takes To Be A Good Pilot

The age of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones as some people call them, is upon us. While both Amazon and Google have announced plans to use these unmanned vehicles for commercial delivery services, there some dramatic and incredibly beneficial uses of these unmanned aircraft in public safety fields outside of … Read more