Feb 2022 Offering

This course is currently locked from receiving new registrations.

AWR345-V - Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management
Date & Times
Feb 1, 2022 from 1 PM - 5 PM; Feb 2, 2022 from 1 PM - 5 PM

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.

Course Objectives
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; and
-Create a planning framework for successful UAS program.

*Participants are required to use their own computer, tablet, or smartphone during the course. No group settings.

Max Attendance
35 (No Open Seats)
Virtual Offering
Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led Course, MO 65102
POST Approved
Target Audiences
Public Safety Communications (911), Security and Safety, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Information Technology, Government Administrative, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire, First Responders, Volunteer Organizations, and Emergency Management Director
Open To The Public
None Set
Registrant Notes

Must attend both days; 1 pm - 5 pm CT