As unmanned aerial systems (UAS) become increasingly popular and affordable, their public safety applications make them an attractive option for law and fire rescue agencies. Public safety agencies are exploring many uses, including:
- Search and rescue tracking
- Monitoring the hazardous release of chemicals
- Scene reconstruction and more
While there are technological and operational advantages of unmanned aircraft systems, the rapid rate at which its technology is expanding has created regulation, procedure and policy challenges.
This website provides a starting point for fire and emergency service agencies interested in using UAS. This is a rapidly evolving technology and this information will be updated as the environment changes.