RT-373, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Incident Operations Refresher, N/A

RT-373 Decorative banner: Three photos of wildland fire unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. Two UAS technicians review information on a computer screen. Two UAS pilots stand on burned ground handling the drone controls. A large drone sits on launch pad while several UAS technicians stand in background talking and working.

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Description

The UAS Refresher is available as instructor training. Course content is updated frequently and is available at: https://sites.google.com/firenet.gov/s373/courses. The Refresher will focus on flight exercises utilizing updated and emerging techniques for UAS flight/data collection missions, and final product development. The Refresher is designed to provide the participants with updated information for how qualified personnel will:

  • Safely plan and implement UAS missions.
  • Collect data required to derive requested incident products.
  • Deliver requested data products within required timeframes.
  • Manage vendor-provided UAS services.

Objectives

Review and refresh techniques to:

  • Plan a UAS mission.
  • Coordinate with aerial supervision and on-scene aircraft.
  • Collect data required to derive requested incident products.
  • Deliver requested data products within required timeframes.
  • Manage vendor-provided UAS services.

Target Group

Qualified Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UASP), Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager (UASM), Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader (UASL), and Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist (UASD).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Agency remote pilot certification for Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UASP), Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager (UASM), and Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader (UASL).
  • GIS expertise and experience for Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist (UASD).

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page .  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

Delivery

RT-373 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours16

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • All students: Tablet and PC, GPS data logger such as BadElf GPS Pro+, additional applications: Bad Elf for iOS, Gaia, Avenza
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UASP): Agency certified UAS, Electro-optical and infrared sensors, additional applications: Solex GCS
  • Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist (UASD): ArcMap with FMV and Spatial Analyst

Location

Course locations are chosen for areas with favorable weather conditions for UAS flights and a flight area in close proximity to the classroom.

Course Level

National course presented at the geographic level.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

 

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Functional Area: 
Air Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-01-27

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