Flying into a New ERA: Building a Drone Program and Utilization in the Fire Service

Drones are becoming more prevalent within the fire service. There are many examples of successful utilization of drones and programs throughout the country. This program demonstrates how new technology is not always a bad thing and drones may be utilized in a variety of different capacities to assist incident commanders, other emergency agencies and beyond. The sky is the limit when it comes to drone utilization within the fire service (no pun intended!). This program will demonstrate and outline key factors associated with building a drone program within a fire department along with necessary training and equipment. Additionally, the program will provide case studies outlining the various uses of drones in the Western Berks, PA, Fire Department drone program and how the program has been built from the ground up.

Christopher Yoch
Date & Time
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM