Our Active Shooter / Bus Hostage scenario puts the attendees in the middle of a real-world operation where drones, first responders, and law enforcement/SWAT teams collaborate to mitigate a deadly threat.
With real gun fire, explosions, and moulage role players, this scenario immerses the attendees into the chaos of an active shooter scene from the perspective of our first responders.
Transitional periods from day to night operations create challenges for first responders. With thermal technology and powerful lighting systems on drones today, public safety agencies now have 24-hour operational capabilities.
Attendees will discover the strategies in use today by field experts regarding active searches for criminals and/or wanted suspects.
With UAS’ sensors and cameras becoming more powerful and automated, Search and Rescue teams have been utilizing UAS more to assist with their response.
With 800+ acres of wildland and urban landscapes, attendees will absorb the tactics developed by leading experts in UAS/SAR as they conduct real-time searches for lost persons.
Utilizing drone technology for even mundane tasks such as routine traffic stops, law enforcement officers can identity subjects and threats from a safe distance.
In this scenario, we teach officers how to properly detect those threats and mitigate risk using smaller drone platforms. We hope this use of drones will become standard protocol in public safety.
SUBWAY TERRORIST ATTACK
The chances of a terrorist incident occurring in America’s subways is far too real. UTAC attendees will train underground in an on-site 1,700-foot subway system, resembling the Washington D.C. Metro line.
With smoke, darkness, screaming victims, and potential chemical/biological threats, attendees will observe how HazMat, CBRNe, and EOD teams use aerial and ground-based solutions to respond to underground terrorist events.
WATER RESCUE / FLOOD DISASTER
Since the devastating Hurricane Harvey floods, sUAS have assisted first responders as an aerial force multiplier for flood and swift water rescue.
With real injured victims trapped on rooftops clinging to life, UTAC attendees will be immersed into a 550,000-gallon flood basin resembling the 9th ward of New Orleans during a hurricane and learn UAS/Water Rescue response from the experts.
TANKER FIRE / CRASH
In this scenario, police officers and fire rescue will work in tandem to show how drones can deescalate a common HazMat occurrence such as a fiery vehicle crash. In such an event, the risk of harm to innocent bystanders is high. Using new fire extinguishing technology, we will illustrate how drones can deliver said technology, while keeping HazMat technicians and first responders at a manageable distance, limiting situational risk involved.
DRONE DETECTION & MITIGATION
As drones become commonly used by pilots and hobbyists, we understand the importance of regulating airspace over critical infrastructure and temporary or permanent no-fly zones.
Using industry-leading systems, we will showcase the importance and effectiveness of placing eyes in the sky. We will cover the steps following drones detected over controlled airspace and how to improve security and safety alike.