Aerial Search and Rescue Online Drone Training
Navigate terrain ground teams can’t access. Cover vast areas quickly. Decrease cost of air support. Learn to fly SAR missions utilizing drones. This multi-section online course teaches you what you need to know to properly deploy your sUAS for use in Search and Rescue missions.
Disaster Response Drone Training course built by
- Chris Grazioso, FEMA Search and Rescue Team
- Roger Hall, Manned Pilot and Retired Firefighter
Trusted by Top Organizations Across the Nation
Curriculum Designed By Professionals Who have Utilized Drones for Search and Rescue
- sUAS and SAR
- Common SAR Scenarios
- Search Classifications
- sUAS Platforms
- sUAS Imagery Payloads
- sUAS Auxiliary Payloads
- The Five Stages of a Search and Rescue Operation
- Awareness Stage
- Initial Action Stage
- Planning Stage
- Operations Stage
- Conclusion Stage
- Purpose of Each Stage
- Necessary Action Steps
- Aerial Search Pattern Overview
- Types of Aerial Search Patterns
- Search Pattern Considerations
- Aerial Search Pattern Execution
- Incident Command System (ICS)
- Awareness Stage Actions
- Initial Action Stage Actions
- Planning Stage Actions
- Lost Person Behavior
- Weather Considerations
- Terrain Considerations
- Coordination with Other Assets
- Communication Procedures
- Search Pattern Selection
- Dissemination of Sensor Information
- Search Conclusion Classifications
- Subject Found Scenarios
- Suspension or Termination Scenarios
- Post Flight Debrief Procedures
- Missing Toddler
- Missing Adult
- Missing Elderly Person with Dementia
- Missing Hiker
- Deceased Individual
- Hasty Search
- Water Search
Meet our Disaster Response Developers
Online Course Instructor
The course was outstanding ! Thank you very much. It was one of the best online courses I’ve ever taken.
Why Learn Search and Rescue with DARTdrones?
This course was built by public safety professionals that have responded to many different emergency situations.
Real Life Experience
This course is built around real world experience responding to search and rescue situations.
Being able to effectively assist in an emergency is dependent on preparation ahead of time.
Access to Our Extensive Alumni Network
We have thousands of alumni across the country and train some of the largest organizations in the world. Join the ranks of the nation's leading drone pilots.
Availability for Private Training
Have a group interested in training? Reach out to our team to discuss having a DARTdrones instructor come to teach your group.
$50 Credit Towards any other DARTdrones Class
Receive a $50 credit towards any other DARTdrones class when you train with us.
WHY DARTDRONES? We have a proven track record for training pilots in dozens of industries.
Our instructors have manned aviation experience flying airplanes and helicopters and have gained the highest drone piloting recognitions in the industry. Many own successful UAS businesses themselves.
As featured on ABC's Shark Tank, we are the nation's leading drone training company with an extensive network of alumni and partners throughout the country.
Created and refined by UAS training experts, our curriculum is the best in the industry and has been tried and tested by clients in dozens of industries.
With a community of over 65,000 drone enthusiasts across the US and internationally, DARTdrones is at the forefront of UAS technology.
Learn from our specialized team of instructors, comprised of manned pilots and drone business owners. Our classes are engaging, dynamic, and extremely informative.
Advanced Training Courses
We don’t just train our students on the basics. We also offer extensive advanced training courses to help our alumni succeed in mapping, inspections, disaster response, aerial photography, night operations, search and rescue, and more.
Industry Certified and Vetted Curriculum
DARTdrones’ curriculum is vetted and certified by AUVSI, the leading UAS industry association, to ensure professional quality.
This course does not include Part 107 exam prep. Flying for a disaster response mission requires a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License. Check out our Part 107 course.
The Disaster Response Drone Training course includes videos, interactive online modules, webinars and practice SAR exercises.