Tuesday, September 10, 2024 to Wednesday, September 11, 2024 (Virtual)
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.
Participants will learn what is covered under UAS regulations, who may operate UAS, what FAA authorization allows, and what the major issues are for UAS integration. The course materials will familiarize participants with the main types and capabilities of rotary and fixed-wing UAS, as well as the types of payloads and missions that generally are best for each with examples of how certain payloads have been or could be used in relevant situations to aid in disaster management.
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Virtual Delivery - Snohomish County
Sponsoring Agency: Snohomish County Dept. of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator
Please apply for this AWR-345 course HERE