Washington State Emergency Management Division

AWR-345 Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Disaster Management

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

Join us for our Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Disaster Management course and learn about UAS use in disaster management, from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. Gain a basic understanding of UAS; learn the general concepts to build a successful UAS program; understand the FAA regulations of UAS and application process; learn the importance of engaging the local community; understand the need to ensure that privacy issues, civil rights, and civil liberties are thoroughly addressed; identify when UAS would enhance a disaster mission; and understand the basics of UAS types and sensors. Gain a basic overview of UAS and learn the first steps in determining if UAS is right for you.






  • IS-100: Intro. to Incident Command System (any version)
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents (any version)
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction


These courses are available through FEMA's Independent Study site here: FEMA IS Courses

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Hazardous Material
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Search & Rescue

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Snohomish County DEM
720 80th Street SW
Everett, WA 98203
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Mark Murphy

Training and Exercise Manager

Snohomish County DEM

(425) 388-5077



To apply, please go to NDPTC's Registration Site