Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s College of Aeronautics and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are partnering to offer the fire service education, training and certification opportunities to assist fire departments in effectively implementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS). 

UAS technologies offer a tremendous leap forward in capabilities for the fire service and emergency, including structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, rescue operations, hazardous materials response, emergency medical services and more.

“Not only do they give smaller departments the ability to have an aerial program without expensive aircraft, pilots and the maintenance associated with those assets, but the potential for entirely new strategies and tactics could change operations drastically,” said Chief Thomas Jenkins, IAFC president and chairman of the Board. “We are excited to partner with Embry-Riddle to provide critical education and training for fire departments everywhere.”

“As an academic curriculum collaborator with the IAFC, Embry-Riddle has the opportunity to provide UAS-related education, training and certification to enhance the culture of aviation safety for its members,” said Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s College of Aeronautics Joe Cerreta. “We are excited to support the IAFC’s commitment and need for the safe integration of UAS technology into its member organizations.”

Embry-Riddle will provide UAS-related education, training and certification activities such as information sessions, online courses, in-person courses, workshops, seminars, speakers, webinars or lunch-and-learn sessions.

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