Posts tagged Class G airspace
HOW FIREFIGHTERS ARE USING DRONES TO SAVE LIVES

8/28/17 - CNBC
Fire departments have a new tool at their disposal in determining the fastest way to put out a fire: drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles are being sent to fire locations as scouts, using gas sensors and cameras with thermal imaging technology to help first responders in their rescue efforts.

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FAA: No drones to be flown around MBS during big game

1/25/2019 - CBS 46

Matt Sloane is the CEO of the Atlanta Drone Group. He works with hundreds of police and fire agencies across the country, teaching first responders about the benefits of drones.

“Once you put a drone with a camera attached into the air, it gives you a different perspective on everything,” says Sloane.

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Georgetown Police Department Uses Drones to Locate Suspects, Perform Search and Rescues

8/14/2018 - The Drive
With the help of Skyfire Consulting, The Georgetown Police Department (GPD) in Kentucky has been using drones to find missing persons, locate stolen vehicles and suspects fleeing from crime scenes, and document infrastructural failures. According to News-Graphic, the primary motivation to purchase the aerial equipment was a sharp rise in vehicle break-ins, and an urge to stay in lockstep with practical technological innovation.

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Firefighting Drone Sensors Stream Critical Info on Realtime

2/3/18 - Israel’s Homeland Security Magazine
Skyfire Consulting, a safety-focused drone company, recently gained the FAA’s sign-off on the Los Angeles Fire Department’s in-house UAV program. LAFD, one of the US busiest fire/rescue agencies, put their trust in the company, based on their proven track record of success with FAA filings in the public safety space.

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All about the COA's

Navigating the FAA regulations around operating fire service and law enforcement drone programs can be very tricky. That's why we've broken down the public agency certificate of authorization (COA) for the FAA.

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The ABC's of Part 107

Part 107 regulations can be confusing, but here's a handy guide to everything you need to know to get started.

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So, what's a COA?

We get a ton of questions about COA, so we decided to put together this helpful guide to jurisdictional and blanket COAs.

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