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Custom UAV Training for Fire and Rescue Develop the skills needed to safely and effectively use UAV technology for multiple public safety applications.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles have quickly become one of the most beneficial tools for fire departments and rescue teams. Departments can rapidly deploy a drone to provide aerial coverage, inspect a damaged structure, locate a missing person, monitor a wildfire, and much more – all while staying safely out of harm’s way. Our fire and rescue courses prepare responders to operate safely and efficiently in situations where every moment counts.

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Become a certified drone operator and build your foundation with these entry level courses. Gain the skills, knowledge, and certifications needed to operate a UAV for your department. Work with our experts and build a package that meets your department's specific needs.
Basic Flight Training In-Person Course More Info

Our full day in-person Basic Flight Training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an expert drone pilot. This course offers a combination of classroom training and hands-on flight sessions with one of our expert flight instructors. Limited class sizes guarantee that you will get adequate flight time and leave feeling confident in your abilities to fly!

Part 107 Test Prep In-Person Course More Info

The Part 107 Test Prep course will teach you everything you need to know in order to pass the FAA exam. Our in-person course is an 8-hour classroom learning experience with one of our expert drone instructors. We offer a money back guarantee if you fail the exam, but we are proud to say our students have a 99% pass rate!

Aerial Search and Rescue Workshop More Info

Learn to use your department’s UAV to gather critical information and locate a missing person. This intensive two-day course covers Aerial Search and Rescue, Thermal Imaging/FLIR, and Night Operations. From weather considerations to the psychology of a missing person, this course will prepare your department to successfully handle a rescue situation.

DJI Matrice 200 Series Flight Training In-Person Course More Info

Learn how to successfully operate the most advanced UAV platform available. Our in-person full day DJI Matrice 200 series training course offers a combination of hands-on flight training and classroom preparation led by our expert instructors. The DJI Matrice 200 series drones have advanced weather capabilities, extended battery life, and the ability to mount multiple cameras.

Public Safety Standard Operating Procedures Manual More Info

It is important for your department to clearly define its approved UAS flight operations. You will receive this Public Safety Standard Operating Procedure Manual in the form of a Word Document. Customize the Procedures to fit the unique needs of your unit.

COA Submission More Info

Government agencies such as police departments, fire departments, and public universities may have the option to either fly under Part 107 or an FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA). We will assist your agency in deciding which option best fits your needs. If a COA is the right path for your agency, we can assist in filing a COA application.

Airspace Authorizations and Waiver Filing More Info

The FAA has laid out all of the regulations and limitations under which commercial sUAS pilots can operate. For some companies, the need may arise to conduct missions outside of these guidelines. To fly in controlled airspace, drone pilots need to apply for an Airspace Authorization Waiver from the FAA. To go beyond the FAA Regulations under Part 107 such as night flights, an application for a Waiver must be made to the FAA and additional training may be required. Our team can help you navigate this process.

Training Customized for Your Needs More Info

Need something more advanced or specific to your team? Not a problem. Work with our expert curriculum team to modify an existing training course or customize new training to fit your department’s specific needs.

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Free Resources to get you Started!

Still gathering information? That’s great! Here are some free resources to get you started. Read about the development a drone unit within a fire department, cover the budgetary requirements, and see how other public safety departments are successfully utilizing their unmanned aircraft.

  • Start a Drone Unit in Fire and Rescue

    Cover the research and planning needed to develop a Fire UAV Unit.
  • Lives Saved by Search and Rescue Drones

    Read about the successful search and rescue missions of 2017 conducted with sUAS.
  • Complete Budget Planner

    Preview the budget considerations for developing a drone program.

Watching YouTube videos does not compare to the hands-on experience with a professional drone pilot. If you want to fine-tune your pilot skills then DARTdrones is the place to do it.

Christopher Schnatz
Firefighter, FDNY

Both instructors were very knowledgeable and kept the program on track. The lesson plans matched the presentation perfectly! I would highly recommend DARTdrones training!

Tim Smith
Fire Marshall , Orange Fire Marshal's Office

The instructor was great! He used his real-world experiences in the field to tie in the classroom material. I would highly suggest this training to anyone looking to gain knowledge in the sUAS field.

Christian Dick
Firefighter and EMT, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

I attended the class having never flown anything before. With the classroom portion followed by the hands-on, I was able to fly the drones and accomplish the objectives set by the instructors without any issues. The one-on-one explanations as you were flying made learning very easy.

Darrick Lundeen
Fire Marshall , Ansonia Fire Marshals Office

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Training with DARTdrones is more than simply learning to fly. We will work with your department in all facets of building a successful UAV program. Our public safety training covers FAA Part 107 test preparation, hands-on flight training, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), equipment procurement, night operations training, waiver applications, FAA regulations, local and state legislation, search and rescue training, and more. The curriculum and training your department will receive was professionally designed with content from experienced public safety UAV operator.

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