"Drones, UAV, UAS, Unmanned Aircraft - Their Role in Public Safety"
Speaker: Lt. Chad Gann, Arlington,
Texas Police Department
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 1:30-3:15 pm
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have become an integral part of our military’s arsenal for missions ranging from surveillance to offensive purposes. UAS are rapidly transitioning into the civil sector, and their potential can improve safety and effectiveness of civil first responders. Lt. Gann of the Arlington, Texas Police, has led one of the nation’s most rigorous testing programs for experimenting with the application of UAS to public safety. Lt. Gann will discuss the Arlington Texas experience, as well as review changes in federal regulations governing the use of UAS, and discuss challenges to UAS in dense urban areas.
About the Center:
The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies is a unique applied research center bridging the gap between theory and practice in emergency response and homeland security realms. We have a our cross-discipline responder emphasis and focus on developing actionable strategies.
About Christian Regenhard:
Christian Michael Otto Regenhard was born on August 25, 1973. He was raised in Co-op City, Bronx, New York. After graduating from the Bronx High School School of Science, he served five years in the United States Marine Corps, leaving as a decorated Recon Sergeant. After studying language, art and writing at San Francisco State University, he was hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), graduating from probationary school in July 2001. He was assigned to Ladder 131 when he was killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 at age 28.
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