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Top 10 Strategies for Effectively Deploying Drones for Mission-Critical Communications

Christopher Todd  (Executive Director, AIRT)

Sgt. Anthony Loperfido  (Police Sergeant, Technical Operations Unit, Miami Beach Police Department)

Fritz Reber  (Head of Public Safety, Skydio)

Vern Sallee  (Axon Air Drone Strategist, Axon)

Ted Kalnas  (Fire Captain II & UAS Pilot, Los Angeles City Fire Department)

Location: N261

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Track: Situational Awareness, AI, IoT & Smart-X

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Aerial drones -- dubbed small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) -- are rapidly evolving the methods that first responders and emergency managers use to help communicate situational awareness to effectively manage all types of incident scenes.

In this session, you'll hear actual first responders who are subject matter experts explain why sUAS are the new "must-have" tool for public safety agencies around the world. Learn the keys to successful drone operations including live streaming, damage assessment, forensic analysis, officer/responder safety, and public information. Discover the "Top 10" strategies that law enforcement, fire service, and search and rescue organizations are using to help deliver mission-critical communications when time is of the essence!


1) Discover why public safety agencies and emergency managers are embracing drones as the new "must-have" tool for incident response.

2) Explore how drones -- also known as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) -- can help improve mission-critical communications and situational awareness at various incident types.

3) Learn what equipment and technology is essential to ensure mission success.

4) Recognize why calculating and communicating the return-on-investment is crucial to the long-term success of your public safety drone program.