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The City of Portland, Oregon

Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization

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Phone: 503-823-5386

FAX: 503-823-3903

Event Calendar

UAS for Emergency Management

Lee Broadbent Training Center, St. Helens, Oregon

Saturday, August 11 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Event Types > Community Events


The Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Management Course provides an overview of the technology, regulation and applications of drones. The course is divided into presentations in the morning followed by demonstrations and flight training in the afternoon. The course is for Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) and Northwest Area Committee (NWAC) members to assist in integrating drones into disaster preparedness, emergency management, recovery, and post-disaster planning. Endorsing partners include the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter, Oregon State University PACE, and Portland Community College.


There will be a maximum attendance of 25 RDPO and/or NWAC members. To register, please contact Ric Stephens at

Preliminary Schedule

  • 08:30-09:00 Registration
  • 09:00-10:00 UAS Emergency Management Programs
  • 10:00-11:00 Federal and State UAS Regulation
  • 11:00-12:00 Part 107 Waivers and Authorizations Supporting Emergency UAS Operations
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-14:00 Demonstrations
  • 14:00-16:00 Flight Training