when disaster strikes
With one of the most destructive hurricane seasons in recent history behind us, UAVs proved to be an integral part of the rescue and recovery efforts throughout the South. The Public Safety UAV Symposium 2018 powered by SkyFire Consulting will bring together experts in drones, thermal imaging, public safety UAV operations, lawmakers, and public safety professionals to provide training on the latest UAV technology and explore lessons learned from early adopters throughout 2017.
Public safety professionals will get hands-on and classroom training in techniques such as thermal imaging, best on-scene practices, data streaming, integrating UAVs into the Incident Command System structure, 3D mapping and accident scene recreation, and much more.
Save the Date
February 28-March 2, 2018
Panel discussion: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey Response
UAVs in Wildfire Response
Data management and transmission
In the Eye of the Storm - Flying Drones in Adverse Weather Conditions
Presenter: Ben Kroll and Jake Meslo
Aerial Data Collection for Incident Scene Recreation
Working Together: Deconflicting Manned and Unmanned Aviation in Disasters
COAs and Training: What’s New in 2018
Presenter: Ben Kroll, COO, Skyfire Consulting
Starting UAV Programs with Grant Money
Presenter: Michael Asimor, CEO, Dynamic International
stay tuned for more topic updates
Home to the University of Texas, Austin is one of the country's great music towns. It's also the birthplace of one of the nation's first public safety drone programs. With gorgeous parks, waterways, food, and bars, Austin is the perfect place to learn, network, and build your drone program.
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
What to expect
Everything you need to know for a safe, effective & legal in-house UAV program.
Public safety professionals will get hands-on and classroom training in techniques such as thermal imaging, best on-scene practices, data streaming, integrating UAVs into the Incident Command System structure, 3D mapping and accident scene recreation, and much more!
Additional options include a 2-day UAV 101 training course preceding the conference, which will allow your department to self-certify with confidence; and a half-day COA writing session, where a Skyfire COA expert will prepare your blanket COA on-site.