Emergency Services Drone Training

Training the Police, Ambulance and Fire Services to fly drones.

Since 2015 RUSTA have been heavily involved in training emergency services to operate SUAS.

Starting with Surrey and Sussex Police in Nov 2015, Rusta have trained emergency services nationally. The course has evolved since 2015 and is now recognised as one of the leading programs in the industry.

Rusta uses it security experiences learnt from a combined 10000 hours flying UAV on operations but the last 24 months has seen RUSTA recruit specialist law enforcement operators to it’s instructor cadre.

RUSTA’s Remote Pilot Certificate Advanced (RPCA) training course is a bespoke course specifically designed for the Police, Fire and Emergency Services.

The course is broken down into the theory phase and the flying phase. The theory phase consists of two days covering all the items that are included in the basic RUSTA drone training course. The flying phase is three days of intensive operating in the field. Combining both theory and practical (hands-on) training for operations of Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS), the RPCA provides candidates with a tactical advantage which may assist with:

  • Emergency Response
  • Crime Management and Investigation
  • Search and Rescue Operations
  • Missing Persons
  • Road Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Demonstrations/Crowd Control
  • Property Search and Raids
  • Fire Fighting
  • Fire Damage Assessment
  • Aerial Surveillance
  • Basic ThermographyRUSTA can shape a course to the organisations specific requirements and time-frames.

On successful completion of the flying phase an emergency services candidate is issued with their recommendation and awarded their prestigious RUSTA wings.

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