Cutting-Edge Response Using Unmanned Arial Systems (Drones) [9332]
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B240

   Benjamin Hissam, Industrial Safety Consultant, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
   Dennis Breen, Planning Section Chief, Ohio Special Response Team

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Safety Management
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic

Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) programs can have a great advantage because of the ease of set up during an emergency. They are portable and can provide critical information to the incident commander. Drones can be used in search and rescue or damage assessment with natural disasters. Hazardous material teams can deploy a drone to conduct initial or conduct recon of a chemical emergency. Thermal imaging can help with search and rescue showing temp differences or heat images. This type of application can also show container stressors like chemical reactions that would have put responders' lives in jeopardy. Fire departments are using drones to access hot spots on structural fires. This technology is in the infancy phase and will continue to grow as new technologies are developed.

Learning Objectives:
Recall the advantages of a UAS program
Explain the main sections of the 107 regulation
List the resources a UAS program can provide to the emergency management agency or response agency

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.2
  BWC Discount Programs: 3

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