Applying Drones & Imagery for Disaster Management

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On June 28th, 2020, NAPSG Foundation hosted the virtual PrepTech Talk titled “Applying Drones & Imagery for Disaster Management.” This training was Part 1 of a 2-Part virtual series on how drones and imagery are transforming the landscape of disaster response and providing data to inform community resiliency efforts.

  • Tari Martin – Director, National and Federal, NAPSG Foundation
  • Charles Werner – Director, DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance
  • Austin Worcester – Senior Program Manager for sUAS, Civil Air Patrol
  • Christopher Todd – Executive Director, Airborne International Response Team
Seminar Objectives

The Response Community is embracing and rapidly procuring drone/UAS technology to support emergency response across all public safety disciplines. The decreasing cost and growing acceptance of drones/UAS and imagery technology by both the public and government leaders has further fueled this growth. In Part 1 of this seminar series, you will:

  • Learn how drones have been used in recent disasters to improve first responder safety and operational effectiveness, including increased near real-time situational awareness.
  • Learn from industry leaders on the keys to developing a successful public safety drone/UAS program in your agency.
  • Gain an understanding of how your agency can leverage Civil Air Patrol and their drone capacity during a disaster. 

Part 2 of the series “Applying Drones and Imagery for Resiliency” (scheduled for November 2020) will focus on how drones/UAS programs are improving resiliency efforts across the community.

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Key actions were identified for participants in this PrepTech Talk: