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second annual celebration of

technology and public safety

February 28-March 2, 2018 / Austin / Texas

 
 

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.
 

 
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Save the Date

February 28-March 2, 2018

 
 

topics

 

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

 
 

Accomodations

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

 
 

our partners

 

 
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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.

Download Letter of Justification here