Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Boise Fire to Operate UAV During Emergency

Boise Fire Department has received our final FAA Certificate of Authorization allowing us to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in controlled and uncontrolled airspace during an emergency response. The UAVs will be deployed in coordination with on-scene incident commanders and provide situational awareness video.

On July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall West (333 N. Mark Stall Place, west parking lot) we will display our UAVs, discuss how we plan to conduct deployment and who is trained to pilot the UAVs.