29. UAS in Disaster Management Course

I ran into an interesting new emergency management course offering this week.  As usual, I ran into it by accident.  This awareness level course is AWR-345Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management.  It is taught by instructors sent out from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii.

AWR-345 discusses a wide variety of uses of unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, in the various phases of disasters.  The course also covers various types of vehicles, as well as FAA regulations.

First responders and local emergency managers are encouraged to take this 8 hour training.  The first offering in this area will be at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, 2855 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio on September 15th.   Register on the Ohio EMA website http://www.ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx .