UAS Awareness Course Educates Emergency Services

By Caroline Rees / 02 Feb 2017

The SkyBound Rescuer Project, an initiative from SkyBound Innovations, has recently launched a cutting-edge UAS awareness course for the emergency services, in collaboration with the Professional Rescue SAR Academy.

The one-day workshop is designed for managers and tacticians, to gain understanding of new UAS technology that can be used by search and rescue (SAR) teams. The Institution of Fire Engineers has awarded 7 hours of Continuing Professional Development to the course, demonstrating its applicability and usefulness to fire services.

UAS Emergency Services Training Course

Expert speakers will provide a holistic overview of UAS purchasing, moving the focus away from simply selecting a UAS type, but also covering payload options, training options, operational styles, accessories, etc. The course will teach responders to create a shopping list of requirements and a list of questions to ask manufacturers, thus ensuring they select the correct equipment for their individual use case.

The course also includes research findings from the SkyBound Rescuer Project’s detection tests, which indicate the required height and speed at depending on FPV screen size, terrain, payload, and search object. Findings also cover what gimbal angle should be used over different terrains.

“Wessex Flood Rescue has worked closely with The SkyBound Rescuer Project on their UAS research over the past year. Their research findings have been and continue to be incredibly beneficial towards the potential use of UAS in our flood operations. These findings have been included within their course and I unhesitatingly commend the course to all SAR professionals.” – Sam Bailey, Unit Manager – Wessex Flood Rescue Unit.

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact