Unmanned Aerial Systems

The integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into firefighting and public safety operations has become more common. The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) helps agencies develop their UAS programs and provides a standard for UAS pilot training. The CoE has researched and evaluated different platforms, sensors, and software and has developed model policies and guidelines to support public safety agencies that establish UAS programs. In addition, the CoE manages the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) UAS operations and UAS pilot certification program. Contact Jeff Singer if you have any questions on setting up a UAS program or the CDPS UAS pilot certification training.