Tuesday, January 9, 2024 to Wednesday, January 10, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination
This course is an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use in disaster management, from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. It is intended to help participants gain a basic understanding of UAS; learn the general concepts to help an agency build a successful UAS program; learn the importance of engaging the local community; understand the need to ensure that privacy issues, civil rights, and civil liberties are thoroughly addressed; identify when UAS would enhance a disaster mission; and understand the basics of UAS types and sensors. The overall course goal is to provide a basic overview of UAS so that agencies can learn the first steps in determining if UAS are right for their work.
For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain basic UAS types and component parts
• Explain basic UAS support capabilities in disaster management
• Determine the means to comply with UAS regulations
• Create a planning framework for successful UAS program