Overcoming the challenges of starting a UAS program

Overcoming the challenges of starting a UAS program Today's public safety agencies face more pressure to meet increasing expectations with fewer resources and overtaxed personnel. More and more agencies are looking for new opportunities and solutions. Drones known as sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft System) are increasingly becoming a valuable tool for Public Safety agencies to augment field personnel and through Drone First Responder (DFR) programs responding to the scene arriving prior ground units, giving critical pre-arrival information.However, citizen understanding of commercial and first responder drones is limited, and as a result, commu...
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Building Resiliency in Challenging Times

Acknowledge, Express, Act, Reconnect  All of us, at some point in our lifetime, have experienced loss or change. It is the one thing that unites us as human beings. Grief and stress are the natural response to any loss or change in our lives – even positive change. Life will never be the same.In these challenging times, we are living in what we call 360 Grief/Stress. Every area in impacted, every part of our life is affected. It is invisible and at this time has no endpoint. The two factors that make stress more intense are - being out of control and being isolated. Whether you are dealing with family members at home,...
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Moving Through PTSD

Working in Public Safety often causes PTSD from the accumulation of traumas that you respond to as a Dispatcher, Officer, or Supervisor. When PTSD symptoms occur do you know what happens to the body and how movement can help to heal symptoms associated with PTSD? Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veteran's Administration (VA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have worked for decades to help decode the mysteries surrounding PTSD. The VA has been at the forefront of this research due to the number of veterans experiencing PTSD. Innovative treatments and therapies are key to managing the symptom...
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