Emergency Services Drone Operator Training for Police, Search and Rescue, Fire & Ambulance Services
Our Emergency Services Drone Operators Training (ESDOT) course has been specifically designed to provide comprehensive yet succinct vocational training for such organizations as the Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, Coast Guard and is also suitable for control centre support staff involved in the deployment of UAS.
Any Remote Pilot operating an Unmanned Aircraft System for any of these organizations must operate under a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Police Forces Already Trained
North Wales Police
In addition to the above, a further three establishments have been trained, however, their identities must remain confidential due to their strict requirements.
About the ES-DOT Training Course
Find about more about our Drone Training for Emergency Services
Our course can be adapted to suit the requirements of the organization, from a condensed theoretical course to a more comprehensive course with practical flight training. Candidates will benefit from one-to-one flight training with our experienced instructors to build competence and confidence with the procedures for their aircraft.
An additional air law module is offered to ensure our candidates are fully prepared to use the CAA Exemption for Emergency Services (E4506) and its practical application.
Our candidates will gain valuable exposure to the considerations and procedures that must be used to ensure safety when operating their aircraft in a manner that is outside the normal operating limits.
Operate commercially immediately
Can pilots operate immediately after completing the ES-DOT course?
At the conclusion of the course, candidates can attain the Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency in both theoretical knowledge and practical ability resulting in their immediate ability to commercially operate their aircraft under an existing permission.
Emergency Services Drone Scenario Training
Does this course include scenario training for emergency services?
If required, a final confirmation exercise based on a real-world scenario can be included. This is designed to assess the practical deployment of the aircraft; this can prove beneficial for evaluating the possible implementation of such aircraft and assure the chain-of-command in deploying such assets.
Nationwide Training Locations
Where can this training be delivered?
We have the ability to deliver our course at any suitable location of your choice or at any one of our test facilities, therefore, lessening the inconvenience and effect on a work schedule.
Unrivalled Training Expertise
Training delivered by UAS experts with Police and Military backgrounds.
Our instructors have extensive of experience not only in the UAS Industry but also have backgrounds within the Military Police and extensive instructional experience all of which bring years of real-world experience to the delivery of our course.
Candidates will also benefit from the premium service support from all of the team at Heliguy. This includes our Sales Team for assistance with the purchase of and equipment and general queries, the Training Team for continued support with areas such as your Operations Manual, as well as our DJI authorised Technical Team for equipment repairs, technical queries and custom builds.
Former Royal Military Police Staff Sergeant
Heliguy UAS Training Instructor
“Having served over 13 years in the Military Police, I’m able to bring both my practical experience of ground policing and Incident Command and Control to the Emergency Service Drone Operator Training (ESDOT). This, coupled with my experience as a professional drone operator means that I can combine the two and inject real-world experience into the specific emergency services application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.”
Although it is advisable for any person who has command and control over pilots to attend the course, it is not a mandatory requirement. It is, however, beneficial to gain a knowledge of the regulations applicable to the use of such aircraft, as well as a familiarity of the planning process and aircraft capability. This is important when placed in charge of the assets and making decisions as to their deployment.
Ideally, we would require a room which can comfortably seat the number of students. We provide all course materials and our own presentation equipment. For practical sessions, we would require an area to operate the aircraft in and we will fully assess this for suitability during our course planning.
We teach the course in a manner which caters for both beginners through to intermediate operators, therefore, you are not required to hold any aircraft. However, it is beneficial so that our instructors can ensure that our lessons are delivered with specific references to your chosen aircraft. We are also able to supply a number of aircraft for practical sessions upon request.
None whatsoever, we deliver all of the information required on the course which candidates require.
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Review Summary - 5 out of
August 5, 2020 | PS 4117 Keith Bennett, West Midlands Police
What a week!
Ben and Tom joined myself and 9 other students last week for an intense but very rewarding week learning all things drones! Having very little experience flying drones prior to this week I was amazed at how the instructors took us from "zero to hero" in just 5 days!! The feedback from the students was nothing but positive, I can not thank you enough for the energy, knowledge and professionalism you shared with us! Awesome!
July 15, 2019 | Dave
I was part of a large course run from Monday to Friday. The Heliguy team are brilliant at what they do.
The training was split between theory and practical work with assessments of each and the guys put in allot of effort to make sure everybody did well.
If you’re considering using them, I couldn’t recommend them enough. They are all really friendly and very good at what they do.
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