resources for getting started

Our mission at Skyfire Consulting is see a well-trained and legal Drone Program in every public agency in the country. That's why we're constantly coming up with new ways to help public agencies determine the type of drone program that's best for them. On this page you'll find a ton of excellent resources for helping you decide what fire or law enforcement drone program you'd like to start.

DJI Mavic Pro Police Drones

Get to know: the Mavic Pro (Infographic)

With three new versions of the Mavic Pro, it's a great time to revisit what makes the original tiny drone so awesome. Here's quick primer on what makes it so awesome.

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battle of the tinies (Infographic)

Looking for a small drone for your department? The two most popular are the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Here they are side by side.

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UAV versus helicopter (Infographic)

So, just how much money can a drone save your department versus the cost of a helicopter. As it turns out, you can pay for a drone program with just 47 saved hours of helicopter time.

Drone Aviation Group FUSE Tether System

The Fuse tethering system (Infographic)

We recently took a trip down to Jacksonville to visit our friends Drone Aviation Group, and check out their brand spanking new tethering system for the Inspire 2 and Matrice 200. We got a ton of questions about it, so we put together this infographic highlighting the benefits and features of the new Fuse Tethering System.

Get to know the DJI Matrice 210

Get to know: the matrice 210 (Infographic)

After what seems like years of waiting, the Matrice 210 is almost ready to ship. With a dual gimbal, increased flight time, and weather-resistant battery casing the M-210 is slated to become the go-to drone for public safety. So, to get ready for this game-changing drone, here's quick primer on what makes it so awesome.

The Skyfire Method for Public Safety Drone Programs


We believe that drones, in the hands of a well-trained operator, are one of the most important life- and cost-saving tools available to public safety agencies, and so we're dedicated to delivering the best training techniques, and most up-to-date information to our clients. 

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Best Drone for the Job (Infographic)

With so many incredible sUAS available, it's hard to know which drone is best for you. Here's a breakdown of DJI's family of drones.

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Best of the Rest (infographic)

While DJI may represent over 60% of the public safety UAV market, they aren't the only manufacturer with dynamic public safety drones.

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shutter bugs (infographic)

The primary benefit of any UAV is its ability to carry a powerful camera, but with so many choices it can be hard to choose.

21 ways to use a drone

21 Ways Your Department Could Have Used A Drone This Year (Infographic)

21 Ways Your Department Could Have Used A Drone This Year (checklist)

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part 107 vs FAA COA (infographic)

Get the basics on the difference between Part 107 certification and the Certificate of Authorization through the FAA with this three page infographic.

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3 Cheap and Healthy Firehouse Meals (ebook)

Learn 3 easy meals to make in your off time, along with 3 exercises you can do without weights.


guide to Skyfire Consulting (digital brochure)

Our digital brochure, which lays out The Skyfire Method, pricing, and products we sell.