Choosing the right equipment for your police drone program can be confusing. That's why we've put together this helpful guide to finding the right law enforcement drone equipment.Read More
Learn about the FAA COA process, FAA 107 rules, FAACOA, and FAA drone enforcement in this informative blog about police department drone certification with the FAA.Read More
3/18/2019 - Robotics Business Review
The first-ever authorization for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for a public safety organization has been granted to the Chula Vista, Calif., Police Department. The police department has been working closely with the FAA, Cape, and Skyfire Consulting to finalize the COA, “which will open the doors for future drone integration across industries.”
6/29/17 - Advantagenews.com
“Ultimately, its resources are endless,” Detective Jared Fravell of the Investigations Division said. “It’s just an extension of law enforcement itself.” One of the department’s six pilots, Patrol Deputy Darren Onwiler, demonstrated the drone’s payload capability as he steered it to an officer in a pickup truck and dropped a life jacket. Onwiler also maneuvered the drone near a utility tower and zoomed in for a close-up view of bolts as he operated the machine from a screen-equipped controller.
1/28/2019 - Fire Engineering
On November 29, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released their 2400 Standard for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) used for Public Safety Operations. The three-in-one standard, a first for NFPA, includes a section on creating and operating a drone program, professional qualifications and job performance requirements for pilots and visual observers; and a section on drone maintenance and reporting.
4/18/16 - UAS Magazine
Despite its unique offerings, Erdberg says his potential civilian commercial clients are still not in tune with the advantages of a tethered platform for certain situations. To help showcase DAC’s tethered platform capabilities, Erdberg has formed a partnership with Skyfire, a UAV consulting firm that serves emergency responders. “We thought they would be a great partner to get our product into the hands of first responders,” he says. Erdberg has also held discussions with first responder groups in Florida and Georgia.Read More
1/14/2016 - UAS Magazine
After time spent at DAC’s facility in Florida, the Skyfire team agreed to educate and explain the tethered system to its firefighting-consulting clients. In addition to training and education on specific platforms, the consulting group also helps to highlight potential government grants or funding options available to first responders for the purchase of UAS.Read More
11/06/2018 - PR Newswire
Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based UAS consultancy, was specifically tapped for their extensive experience with FAA regulations related to public safety UAS use. Skyfire Consulting has already worked to obtain the first two certificates of authorization (COAs) for the Chula Vista Police Department, one of the constituent organizations in the San Diego IPP.
9/27/2018 - EMS1
As part of the partnership, Cape customers can now leverage Skyfire for turnkey access to hardware and equipment, as well as industry-leading drone training, education, and FAA consultation, helping agencies more quickly and confidently launch drone integration programs.Read More
7/24/18 - UAS Weekly
Skyfire Consulting, a public safety drone consulting company, has teamed up with Sporty’s Pilot Shop to develop a drone Christmas tree ornament. Made from hard resin, Skyfire’s drone ornament is modeled after a consumer-style drone.
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.Read More
Part 107 regulations can be confusing, but here's a handy guide to everything you need to know to get started.Read More
Everything you need to know about FAA Blanket and Jurisdictional Certificates of Authorization (COA).Read More
We get a ton of questions about COA, so we decided to put together this helpful guide to jurisdictional and blanket COAs.Read More