Washington State Emergency Management Division

AWR-345 Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Disaster Management

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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