The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Summit in Atlanta is an important part of this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL show and offers public safety agencies from around the world the opportunity to meet for training, education and collaboration. This year, the Atlanta Police Department’s 2,000-strong force will host the event, bringing to the table the leadership and experience of the largest enforcement agency in the state of Georgia.
The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports the use of unmanned systems for public safety and disaster relief – and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS®, leads the DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Summit at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, this year will take place August 16-19 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“As the official hosting agency, APD will work with AIRT and AUVSI to provide four days of targeted training programs for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) managers, program managers and remote emergency pilots interested in deploying unmanned aeronautical instruments on a wide range. of business-critical emergency operations ”, it says in an announcement by AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS.
“Drones are fast becoming an essential tool in helping public safety agencies save lives and protect property,” said police chief Rodney Bryant, chief of police for the city of Atlanta. “We look forward to welcoming our brother and sister first responders from across the country to explore this exciting new technology at the DRONERSPONDERS Summit in Atlanta.”
“We are pleased to welcome the Atlanta Police Department as our official host agency for the DRONERESPONDERS Summit 2021 at AUVSI XPONENTIAL,” said Chief Charles Werner (retired), Director of DRONERESPONDERS. “Large cities like Atlanta present unique challenges and opportunities for integrating UAS into their daily operations. We will address these issues in our conference program.”
The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Summit in Atlanta will introduce an exciting new format with two separate tracks designed to train and prepare first responder UAS program managers and remote pilots of every skill level for public safety UAS operations:
- UAS program management for public safety: This track will highlight proven strategies and best practices for UAS program managers at law enforcement, fire departments, emergency services, and other emergency organizations that have developed successful drone programs.
- Operation and tactics of the UAS for public safety: This track aims to show how first responders use drones to overcome challenges and solve complex operational problems in real-life incidents. Group discussions help provide participants with an immersive learning experience.
The full program schedule for the DRONERESPONDERS summit will be continually updated as the event date approaches. So check back regularly at xpo.droneresponders.org for the latest program sessions and speakers and to register for the event.
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