sUAS News: Skyfire Increases Officer and Community Safety Through NEW Drone as First Responder Program

16 December 2020 | Media Mentions

ATLANTA – Skyfire Consulting (, the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced it has launched the most robust and comprehensive Drone as First Responder (DFR) program set-up in the nation— a revolutionary means by which the deployment of drones enhances response to emergency situations and adds an element of safety for public safety agencies and the community. DFR programs aim to decrease response times, provide situational awareness and increase efficiency.

Skyfire is a pioneer in supporting DFR programs. In 2019, working on behalf of the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) with support of the City of San Diego, Skyfire became the first consultancy to help obtain FAA approval for the nation’s first active emergency response Certificate of Authorization (COA) with a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) provision for public safety as part of the FAA’s IPP program. This certification allowed CVPD to operate drones within the nation’s first and only DFR program within a 40-square-mile area, more than 10 times the previous coverage area

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