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Half 107 for public security professionals

Queensland Police Service, CC BY 4.0

DRONERESPONDERS and the Pilot Institute have partnered to provide Part 107 training and resources for public safety professionals – and to help agencies obtain a Certificate of Authorization (COA) and create their drone program.

DRONERESPONDERS is the leading resource group for public safety and emergency services personnel: providing networking opportunities, working groups and information resources. In a DRONERESPONDERS survey last year, first responders and rescue workers cited a lack of standardized training resources as one of the greatest challenges faced by departments in developing drone programs. The same investigation found that more than 80% of UAS public safety operators had received or were working towards their Part 107 remote pilot certification. A new course from the pilot institute provides training and learning resources for Part 107 for public safety professionals – followed by training specific to running a public safety drone program and information on obtaining a COA from the FAA.

The course of the pilot institute

The course consists of two parts. Module 1 helps public safety personnel get their Part 107 certificate – with 15 hours of video training, an index card app that students can use to keep the information and practice exams and tests. “This course was specially developed and produced for public safety operators and contains relevant examples. This is the most comprehensive course available that will teach you the “why” behind concepts so that you are really prepared in the field, ”says the pilot institute.

Module 2 of the course is free for public safety professionals. “This module is created with DRONERESPONDERS and focuses on the process of maintaining yours Vehicle registration certificate (COA). The FAA provides a certificate of authenticity to public safety agencies to grant them additional privileges, such as: B. Flying at night, in a restricted airspace, moving vehicles beyond the line of sight and much more, ”says the Pilot Institute.

In addition, the participants can access more than 400 documents in the DRONERESPONDERS Resource Center. These documents contain templates and information for the public safety departments to set up the documentation and training programs required to operate legally and safely. “This includes documents that you can use to set up standard operating procedures, policy manuals, COA guides, disclaimer templates, checklists, task books, and more,” says the Pilot Institute. “DRONERESPONDERS has significantly reduced the complexity of setting up a drone operation for public safety users, and their roadmap will make the process easier for you.”

The Pilot Institute will support DRONERESPONDERS financially with every sale. DRONERESPONDERS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that focuses on helping public safety agencies operate UAS.

Miriam McNabb is editor-in-chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a marketplace for professional drone services, and a fascinating observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has authored over 3,000 articles focusing on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam graduated from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years experience in high-tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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