UAS and Active Shooter Preparedness

Ryan Bracken, DroneSense
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December 3, 2018

“How will we respond to an active shooter event in our community?” This question continues to burden public safety agencies across the country. According to a recent FBI report, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017, there were 50 active shooter incidents in 2016 and 2017 which claimed the lives of 221 people and wounded 722 more. Thirteen law enforcement officers lost their lives responding to these incidents and another 20 were wounded. Shooters conducted their attacks in a variety of venues, including businesses, schools, places of worship, and open air concerts.

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UAS and Active Shooter Preparedness
Ryan Bracken, DroneSense
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December 3, 2018

“How will we respond to an active shooter event in our community?” This question continues to burden public safety agencies across the country. According to a recent FBI report, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017, there were 50 active shooter incidents in 2016 and 2017 which claimed the lives of 221 people and wounded 722 more. Thirteen law enforcement officers lost their lives responding to these incidents and another 20 were wounded. Shooters conducted their attacks in a variety of venues, including businesses, schools, places of worship, and open air concerts.

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Compass Calibration: Tips to Get in the Air Much Faster in Mission-Critical Operations
DroneSense
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February 2, 2018

In public safety situations where time is of the essence, drones provide an invaluable level of situational awareness so being able to deploy them as soon as possible is critical. In this post, we’re going to explore when and why to calibrate your drone and tips for getting in the air much faster.

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The DroneSense Platform: The ‘Insurance Policy’ for Your Organization's UAS Program
DroneSense
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January 3, 2018

Utilization of UAS by public safety organizations makes sense from many angles and hence, adoption is spreading quickly nationwide. However, not having a single platform that fully addresses the importance aspects of a UAS program from the start is akin to playing with fire; just as not using readily-available, inexpensive, off-the-shelf UAS in operations to help save more lives could also be considered a huge missed opportunity. Adopting UAS for regular use by your organization must be done with full accountability and compliance in mind--you need that “insurance policy” to properly integrate this game-changing technology into your operations.

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A Recap of 2016 & What's in Store for 2017
DroneSense
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January 4, 2017

As we take a step back and reflect on 2016, I think it was somewhat of a roller coaster ride for most of us. From a crazy political season and eye-opener of an election to some big wins and surprising failures in the drone industry, let’s just say we’re welcoming in 2017 and remain wholly optimistic and excited about the industry. We’ll highlight some of the biggest stories of 2016 and what we’re looking forward to in 2017.

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What Drone Pilots Need to Know About the Part 107 Exam
DroneSense
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August 11, 2016

This past June the FAA released the Part 107 ruling, a highly anticipated set of rules governing the usage of drones for commercial purposes that will be enacted on August 29, 2016. As we transition to Part 107, now in the waning days of the 333 Exemption, drone pilots will no longer be required to have a pilot’s license in order to operate a drone commercially. As part of the new ruling, the FAA will only require a “Remote Pilot Certificate,” which can be obtained by passing an aeronautical knowledge test at one of their 700 testing centers around the US.

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