The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, a not-for-profit corporation, works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York.

2019 Leadership Summit – Session Wrap-up: "Eyes in the Sky" - Drones in the Fire Service

Fire service drones can help incident commanders quickly analyze the scene of fires or other emergency events. With cameras and thermal imaging technology, they can transmit footage and data straight to the command center as well as onboard computers and mobile devices as was presented to district officials and chiefs that were in attendance at this and demo sessions.  
 The conference presentation described how drones give firefighters the ability to assess a situation without putting responders in harms way. However, just like all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use, there are important FAA rules and regulation that Fire Districts and Fire Departments need to be aware off before purchasing and putting together a drone response program. The presenters stressed that the UAS / Drones need to be FAA registered and that pilots of these drones require a Part 14 CFR Part 107 certified pilot certificate to operate and fly them.

If You missed this AFDSNY Leadership and expo session, your Fire District and Fire Department has an opportunity to attend the “2019 New York UAS Public Safety Fly-in” hosted by NUAIR & NYS Public Safety Officials, Tuesday October 29th, 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m at the Sate Preparedness Training Center (Oriskanany, NY)  .
The event is FREE (pre-Registration is required, space is limited)

For more event details and online registration click here: https://nuair.org/flyin/

NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research) is a New York based nonprofit coalition of private and public entities and academic institutions that provide unsurpassed expertise in aeronautical research, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, and safety management.