Professional On-Site DRONE TRAINING Anywhere In The United States.

Steel City Drones Flighty Academy will help you confidently incorporate drone technology into your law enforcement and/or fire departments!

On-Site DRONE TRAINING Anywhere In The United States.

Drone Training for Public Safety Departments

Our drone training for Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and Public Safety agencies alike, is fully comprehensive. Whether your department is completely new to drones or looking to acquire upgrades and/or advanced drone training, we are fully equipped and ready to help you meet your goals.

OUR EXPERIENCE 
Steel City Drones Flight Academy has traveled coast-to-coast, providing professional hands-on drone training for both Police and Fire departments. Our drone training experts understand what your team needs and how to get your public service agency flying drones in no time!

DRONES & PUBLIC SERVICE

What benefits do drones offer police and fire departments?

Search And Rescue:

Drones provide the ability to easily integrate Thermal cameras, in turn, allowing police to easily and quickly search large areas to locate lost or hiding persons. Thermal cameras on drones also allow firefighters to potentially find someone hiding in an upper level of a structure that is on fire.

Many drones today are also capable of dropping cell phones, life vests, and/or small packages to people in locations that would, otherwise, be difficult to reach by traditional methods. One huge advantage to using drones for search and rescue is that they  can get into smaller areas that helicopters and traditional means cannot. This, in turn, can reduce risks factors that first responder and search teams often deal with during search and rescue missions.

Accident Reconstruction:

Drones give police departments that ability to create a 3D orthomosaic model. The technology gives them the ability to get very accurate information down to one tenth of a foot or better. The use of drones for 3D reconstruction within Law Enforcement is growing in demand. In fact, many police officers are being trained how to use Pix4D software in conjunction with their drone footage.

Event Monitoring:

Drones give police departments the ability to easily monitor event crowds and/or suspicious activity from a far (300 to 600 feet away) without alarming people. The advantages using this type of surveillance makes it easy to see why it is a very popular drone application among police departments.

Hazmat:

In addition to dispatching drones into hazardous areas for visual evaluation, equipped drones can be used to also test radiation levels, gas leaks and overall air quality. Drones in hazmat situations greatly reduce the high-risk factors associated with sending responders into unknown dangerous areas.

Hostage and Swat / Armed Person(s)

When there is a situation that involves an armed suspect, having the ability to get a visual access, via drones, in areas that could not be done otherwise (or not without great risk), could make a difference between life and death. It allows law enforcement to have an advantage, to better evaluate and position themselves to potentially deescalate the situation quicker.

After-storm Evaluations:

Storms can leave a path of destruction that can become very dangerous to navigate and survey. Drones can reduce this danger by allowing first responders to evaluate and travel over dangerous areas and assess situations quicker and safer; allowing for optimal response to better assist high-risk areas and/or people in need.

Fighting Fire

Even without thermal imaging (as mentioned above) using drones allow fire departments to assess fires more safely. Whether it is a wildfire, a burning house or a building on fire, the use of drones give firefighters the ability to better evaluate the situation and create a combat plan that will be more efficient; all while reducing risk.

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MODELS OF AIRCRAFT:

Which Drone is right for my public department?

Below is list of drone models typically associated to public safety sectors such as law enforcement and fire fighting departments. Each one includes a short list of highlighted features. For more information and to talk about your specific needs, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to assist.

DJI MATRICE 200-210 SERIES

Read our review on the DJI M200 V2 series here: DJI M200 V2 and/or watch our review below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI MATRICE 200 AND 210 RTK - Review and Test - Police and Fire Fighter Departments

The DJI Matrice 200 V2 and 210 V2’s are predominately the best drones used in police and firefighter departments.

  • Water resistant Frame that allows it to be flown in rain and snow
  • Modular and expansion capabilities:
  • Ability to use more than one camera at a time
  • Ability to mount a camera on top to get straight up perspectives
  • Flight times up to 30 minutes
  • Thermal camera capabilities
  • 256-bit Encryption
  • Up to 6K Video (X7 Camera compatibility)
  • Anti-Collision Beacons
  • Extreme durability
  • Picture in Picture capability between thermal & traditional
  • Wind resistant capabilities up to 30 miles an hour
  • Precision Ground/Mobile Station options

The DJI Matrice 200 V2 and 210 V2’s are predominately the best drones used in police and firefighter departments.
Some of the 200 Series highlights are:

  • Water resistant frame that allows for flights in rain and snow
  • Ability to use more than one camera at a time
  • Camera top-mount for  straight-up perspectives
  • Flight times up to 30 minutes
  • Thermal camera capabilities
  • 256-bit Encryption
  • Up to 6K Video (X7 Camera compatibility)
  • Anti-Collision Beacons
  • Extreme durability
  • Picture in Picture capability between thermal & traditional
  • Wind resistant capabilities up to 30 miles an hour
  • Precision Ground/Mobile Station options

Read our extensive review on the DJI M200 V2 series here: DJI M200 V2 Series and/or watch our review below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI MATRICE V2 200 AND 210 RTK - Review and Test - Police and Fire Fighter Departments

DJI MAVIC 2 ENTERPRISE

Watch our review on the Mavic 2 Enterprise below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise - Review

The DJI Mavic series is a good aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not wind water resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).
Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on site very quickly for a an immediate site assessment.

The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise series is a good aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not wind water resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).
Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on site very quickly for a an immediate site assessment.

  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance between 18mph – 23.6mph
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance (18mph – 23.6mph)
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability

DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO

The  Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a good alternative for police and fire departments that are on tighter budgets.  The Downsides are no thermal camera integration, no weather resistance, no wind resistance, and any smaller drone becomes easier to lose a line-of-site from the ground while it in flight.

  • OcuSync HD transmission system
  • 1-in 20-megapixel sensor
  • Capable of shooting 4K/60fps video
  • Burst Mode stills at 14 fps
  • Dual rear vision sensors
  • Infrared sensing systems
  •  5 directions of obstacle sensing
  • 4 directions of obstacle avoidance
  • Up to 30 Minutes Flight Time

The  Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a good alternative for police and fire departments that are on tighter budgets.  The Downsides are no thermal camera integration, no weather resistance, no wind resistance, and any smaller drone becomes easier to lose a line-of-site from the ground while it in flight.

  • OcuSync HD transmission system
  • 1-in 20-megapixel sensor
  • Capable of shooting 4K/60fps video
  • Burst Mode stills at 14 fps
  • Dual rear vision sensors
  • Infrared sensing systems
  • 5 directions of obstacle sensing
  • 4 directions of obstacle avoidance
  • Up to 30 mins flight time

DJI MATRICE 600

Watch our comprehensive review on the DJI M600 below.

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI M600 verses Alta6 Test and Review

Some of the DJI M600 highlights are:

Some of the DJI M600 highlights are:

  • This unit can lift payloads up to 20 pounds
  • Aftermarket capabilities for custom payload dropping
  • 34 lb Maximum Takeoff Weight
  • Dependent on Camera Payload flight Time is Up to 35 Minutes
  • Ronin-MX Mounting Available
  • Lightbridge 2 Support
  • 1080p Full HD Live View
  • A3 Pro Flight Controller
  • Modular Platform
  • Arm/Motor Assembly Folds for Ease for Transport
  • This unit can lift payloads up to 20 pounds
  • Aftermarket capabilities for custom payload dropping
  • 34lb Maximum takeoff weight
  • Flight Time up to 35mins (time varies based on camera payload)
  • Ronin-MX Mounting available
  • Lightbridge 2 support
  • 1080p Full HD live view
  • A3 Pro flight controller
  • Modular platform
  • Arm/Motor Assembly folds for transport
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Parachute Test & Review

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