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Skyfire Gets Signoff for LA Drone Program, Expands Darley Partnership

ATLANTA, GA—Skyfire Consulting kicked off 2018 by gaining the FAA’s signoff on the Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department’s (LAFD) in-house UAS program. LAFD, one of the nation’s busiest fire/rescue agencies, put its trust in the four-year-old consulting company based on their proven track record of success with FAA filings in the public safety space.

“Developing and implementing a UAS program is major undertaking,” says Battalion Chief Rich Fields, the departments’ UAS coordinator. “It was great to have Skyfire’s expertise just a phone call away, and they made our final push very easy.”

These successes in mind, Skyfire, run by FAA-certified pilots, many with backgrounds in public safety, continues to develop programs for DeKalb County (GA) Fire Rescue, Georgia’s busiest service, as well as the Orange County (CA) Fire Authority, the Orlando (FL) Fire Department, and dozens more.

In addition to its standard two-day UAVs for Public Safety training class, 2018 will bring five new training courses to Skyfire’s catalog. These courses include Basic UAV Maintenance and Repair, in-depth scenario based training, focused seminars on the ins and outs of UAV apps, thermal imaging, and accident reconstruction.

Skyfire will debut much of this new training at the second annual Skyfire Conference, taking place February 28 to March 2 at Canyon of the Eagles Resort, and the Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.

The conference offers both the two-day drone basics class for agencies that need initial training and a three-day, scenario-based training class centered around live fire burns, accident reconstruction scenarios, and search and rescue missions.

Continuing to build on the successes of Skyfire’s partnership with W.S. Darley & Co., Skyfire’s UAV services will be offered in collaboration with Darley’s extensive lineup of public safety equipment at many upcoming industry events.

Representatives from Skyfire will be exhibiting at FDIC International 2018 on April 26 to April 28 in Indianapolis, IN, and more.

For more information, visit www.skyfireconsulting.com.

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