County holding open house on drone use for emergency response

County holding open house on drone use for emergency response
Posted on 09/20/2017

The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management will hold an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 in the Community Development Service conference room at 211 Rockpoint Dr., to present an overview of a proposed project to use county drone systems for emergency response and disaster mitigation.

These unmanned aerial systems allow county staff to quickly, safely and accurately assess actual and potential damage, create maps of impacted areas, and provide detailed study of hazards. The presentation will cover the proposed uses for drones in emergency management settings, as well as data retention policies.

For more information, contact Megan Graham at (970) 382-6265.