Article Out Loud - The Need for Community Public Safety UAS Programs

By Charles L. Werner, An Article Out Loud Flashback from Domestic Preparedness, originally published on June 2018.

Despite ongoing efforts to protect communities against attacks involving transportation, buildings, historic sites, sporting events, and so on, this 2018 uncrewed aerial system (UAS) checklist is still applicable today.

Narrated by Bonnie Weidler

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Charles L. Werner

Charles Werner is a 46-year public safety veteran. He served 37 years with the Charlottesville Fire Department, the last ten years as fire chief. Most recently, he served as senior advisor and acting deputy state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He has also served in numerous national leadership roles on public safety technology, communications, broadband, applications and devices. Presently, he serves as director, DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, chair of the National Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems, chair of the Secure Virginia Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sub Panel, member of the Virginia CIT Unmanned Systems Advisory Board, the National Information Sharing Consortium Advisory Council, the Association of American Railroads Public Safety Rail Advisory Committee and the International Fire Chiefs Technology Council.



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