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.”
4/28/17 - Newsledge.com
Consulting companies have already sprung up to help departments in all 50 states. SkyFire Consulting is owned and operated by former public safety officials to help local agencies with training, and certification with drones. The company also promises to help obtain a blanket COA from the FAA to operate in restricted zones.Read More
3/15/16 - The Journal Gazette
In the future, Wymer is hoping to use the unmanned aircraft in less picturesque settings – supporting Wayne Township firefighters in all kinds of situations, from hazardous material spills to search-and-rescue operations. Wymer is one of seven Wayne Township firefighters who were trained to fly the department’s two new drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Capt. Mike Pruitt, the department’s spokesman, said Wayne Township is the first fire department in Indiana to use drones.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.
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.
4/1/18 - AOPA Magazine
Matt Sloane calls the Matrice 210 a “game-changer for drones in public safety.” It has dual daylight cameras and a thermal imaging camera. It also has an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In (ADS-B In) transponder system so it can receive signals from aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out (mandated for all aircraft by January 2020).
2/20/18 - UASweekly.com
The second annual Skyfire Conference for public safety drone operators will be kicking off in Burnet, Texas on February 28, 2018. The conference, focused on training firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders to use drone technology, is turning up the heat for its second year, doing a live-fire burn to demonstrate best practices for fire response.
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.
1/9/18 - DigitalTrends
Determined to improve public safety, SkyFire Consulting works with police and fire departments to implement the use of drones in varying aspects of their efforts. SkyFire’s work is mainly done behind the scenes as it aids Federal Aviation Administration training and certification for public safety departments.
DJI has been in the news a ton lately with regard to data security for their clients. To set the record straight, DJI has released 4 separate documents addressing the issues. To keep our clients and prospective clients informed, here are all four documents.Read More
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