Alan Frazier
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Alan Frazier currently serves as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University. He is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to validate and implement these and other test methods with any interested public safety organization. He hosts “train the trainer” workshops and exercises to help such organizations get started. He is also involved in developing and validating new test methods for sUAS. Alan previously served as an Associate Professor of Aviation at the University of North Dakota. He is a 40 year law enforcement professional having served as a sworn officer and supervisor with city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. He founded, and served 10 years as the officer-in-charge of, the Northeast Regional sUAS Team in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is an FAA Airline Transport Pilot rated to fly single and multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, gliders, and small unmanned aircraft systems.

Raising the bar for Fire Service sUAS (drone) pilots

Your agency recently purchased a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), commonly referred to as a drone. The chief assigned Firefighter Wright as the pilot because he professed to have “Hundreds of hours of model aircraft experience.” Firefighter Wright possesses a…

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