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Florida Public Security Drone Convention

FLOCON, Florida public safety drone conference, DRONERESPONDERSDates and Location Introduced for 2024 Florida Public Security Drone Operations Convention (FLOCON)

Occasion will showcase new know-how and educate first responders on the usage of Drones For Good®

The DRONERESPONDERS Florida Public Security Coordination Group (FLOGRU) introduced right this moment that the 2024 Florida Public Security Drone Operations Convention (FLOCON) might be held from February 20-22, 2024, in Auburndale, FL.  FLOCON will unite first responders from throughout Florida and different areas who’re utilizing small, uncrewed plane methods (sUAS) for all kinds of life and security missions.

FLOCON 2024 will construct off the inaugural occasion held in March 2023 by providing further classroom schooling mixed with focused clinics on the tactical use of sUAS for real-world legislation enforcement, fireplace rescue, and catastrophe response missions.  Stay demonstrations of merchandise and tools for the ecosystem surrounding public security drone operations may also be featured.

“What makes FLOCON distinctive in comparison with different public security UAS coaching occasions is that it’s fully produced by first responders for first responders,” says Christopher Todd, Government Director of AIRT – the official dwelling of the DRONERESPONDERS program.  “FLOCON contributors will study in a secure and productive setting enabling them to develop into more adept at working drones to assist save lives and shield property.”

SunTrax, a large-scale modern facility developed by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and devoted to the analysis, improvement, and testing of rising transportation applied sciences in secure and managed environments, will once more function the official host venue for FLOCON.

“SunTrax is a world-class facility that gives a perfect venue for our aim of safely and successfully coaching first responders and emergency companies professionals in the usage of drones in compliance with Florida legislation,” mentioned Sgt. Robert Dooley, UAV Program Coordinator for the Florida Freeway Patrol and management group member for the DRONERESPONDERS Florida Public Security Coordination Group (FLOGRU).  “FLOCON 2024 will function a sturdy program providing classroom-style schooling mixed with out of doors flight clinics to supply complete coaching for attendees.”

FLOCON has already helped prepare over 200 public security company members on tips on how to function drones for incident and catastrophe response.  Organizers say FLOCON 2024 will improve capability to accommodate further attendees.

“SunTrax is worked up to return this yr because the official host venue for FLOCON 2024,” mentioned Pamela Foster, SunTrax Strategic Improvement Supervisor for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. 

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