4.9.19 - FDIC 2

"By working to ensure we live in a society that prioritizes public safety, education, and innovation, entrepreneurship can thrive and create a better world for all of us to live in." — Ron Conway, very rich dude


Get A Free Drone Program!


To celebrate 5 years of helping America's First Responders establish world-class drone programs, we're once again teaming up with our brothers and sisters at W.S. Darley & Co. to give away a whole darn drone program to one lucky department from these United States. Last year, we set up the Holmdale Police Department in sunny Holmdale, Idaho with everything they needed to start kicking airborne butt. This year, we're upping the ante by not only giving away a drone program, but also some RYZE Tech Tellos to 4 slightly less lucky runners-up. So, hang out with us at Booth #3257 at FDIC this week, or simply click on the button below to sign up you and your department to win a totally free UAS program from the nation's leading public safety UAS experts.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. We're giving away a drone program! That means one winning department will get a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, a Blanket COA, a program manual, and onsite training for up to 4 pilots.

  2. You can register in person at booth #3257 at FDIC this week, or online by clicking on the button below.

  3. Oh, hey. We're 5 years old, too! So that's pretty cool.

Why should you care?

You need stuff, and we're giving it away for free. Not much else to say about it. Get you some!


TEEX Under Fire brings the heat once again

Per usual, this year's TEEX Under Fire technology Showcase was incredible, bringing 20 new companies to the head of the class for an epic tech showdown. We were proud to be a part of the event and help choose the winners. The 5 winning companies were varied, but all have extremely promising tech for the public safety community.

FireHud, of Norcross, Ga., has developed a real-time monitoring system that displays biometric and environmental data to firefighters and outside officials. FireHud was the winner of the Skyfire Prize, which includes marketing/design help, trade show placement, and regulatory consulting.

Two Six Labs, of Arlington, Va., has developed the industry’s leading self-contained radiological detection platform, supporting handheld SPRDs (Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors) and large static detectors through a real-time monitoring and collaboration platform.

Select Engineering Services (SES), of Punta Gorda, Fla., has developed the Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system, which provides help in seconds when the sensing panel has been pierced by a bullet, knife or shrapnel.

Hydronalix, of Green Valley, Ariz., has developed the Sonar Emily, a remote-operated, response boat that provides high resolution bottom imagery for locating drowning victims, submerged vehicles and sunken boats.

Wi-Fiber, of Suitland, Md., has developed a lamppost head that contains security cameras, IOT, and municipal WiFi equipment within a slender body.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. Public safety tech is alive and well!

  2. Disaster City at TEEX is freaking phenomenal!

  3. FireHud, winner of the Skyfire Prize, is about to take the world by storm.

Why should you care?

Under Fire keeps on delivering world-class tech talent to the field of public safety. Follow them to keep your finger on the pulse of what's next


Meet the new Iron Man drone


Fly like a hero with the new RYZE Tech Iron Man edition of the popular training drone Tello. In advance of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, RYZE Tech and Marvel teamed up to skin a Tello like the popular superhero. In addition, they've created a new piloting app to give the pilot a more immersive flight experience, and with an onboard AI-Assistant, you can master flying that much faster. As far as movie tie-ins go this is pretty much a slam dunk, since Tony Stark literally uses drones in his butt-kicking. This new edition is clearly geared for kids, but with $129 price point, I'm sure there are plenty of "Big" kids who'd like a crack at this thing too.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. RYZE Tech and Marvel teamed up to make an Iron Man edition of the Tello.

  2. It comes complete with a new Hero Pilot App that has an onboard AI-Assistant to help you fly.

  3. It's just $129, so get one for your kid...or yourself, for that matter.

Why should you care?

Because the holidays are only 8 months away, and you might as well get a jump on the shopping season. While we're talking holidays, might we suggest a drone ornament for your tree?


  1. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao flies a drone and says nice things about drones

  2. NYPD: Officer hit by drone during Brooklyn funeral procession for rabbi


April 29-30

Bartow County, GA Basic UAS Training

2-day basic training course - $899

May 3-4

Chicago UAS Skills Camp

2-day tactical training camp - $199

May 22-23

NorCal UAS Skills Camp

2-day tactical training camp - $199

June 5-7

The Safety Conference

Presented by SERTC and Skyfire, SafeCon 2019 will be the nation's most comprehensive public safety technology training conference ever. - $599


The Granite Falls, NC Police and Fire departments worked together to find some dude who fled police and was hiding in the woods. Surely he thought he was being clever by lying down in the brush. Unfortunately for him, Granite Falls FD had a thermal imaging drone and were able to spot him in a matter of minutes. *sad trombone sound*


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