Fire Chiefs to Headline Los Angeles UAS Conference in March

The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles – which will explore the use of drones in public safety – is coming to the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, Calif., on March 7-8.

The event will feature keynote speakers with expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management and public safety. Fire Chief Charles Werner (Ret.), chairman of the National Council on Public Safety UAS, will kick off UASDISCON on Thursday, March 7, followed by Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District in California, presenting on Friday, March 8.

“The UAS DRONES Disaster Conference is different from all other types of unmanned aviation events,” says Christopher Todd, executive director of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a nonprofit organization and the primary beneficiary of the program. “The expertise that chiefs Werner and Schapelhouman bring to UASDISCON is emblematic of the entire roster of presenters you will see during our two-day conference.”

Proceeds from the UAS DRONES Disaster Conference series will benefit AIRT, which provides aviation and aerospace resources to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and major disasters.

Registration for the event is now open. More information can be found here.


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