AFRS can reproduce evaluation of your key infrastructure component concerns. Our technology allows us to refly the same route and repdocue the same photos with amazing accuracy. This allows your team to identify key elements within your infrastructure and see trends over time.
Unlike many inspection services that may be limited to the skills of a single person, AFRS firefighter pilots all receive the same training. This allows AFRS to utilize any of our pilots to respond to your infrastructure needs. We utilize the same training, same aircraft, same cloud software. This allows AFRS to quickly respond to your infrastructure emergency and produce similar results each time.
Many components of our national infrastructure already operate amazing drone teams for regular inspections. AFRS enhances your existing team by providing rapid response throughout Ohio. Our certified firefighter pilots can deploy with a moments notice and respond to your infrastructure needs. This allows your operations center to quickly understand the situation at hand and what equipment they may need to restore services. Regardless if it's raining, freezing, or high winds... AFRS is equipped and prepared to respond to your infrastructure emergency needs.
AFRS Bylaws Empower Our Firefighter Pilots to Serve National Infrastructure
AFRS bylaws grant our firefighter drone pilots the authority to extend our services to critical components of our national infrastructure.
This means that entities within our national infrastructure can tap into AFRS's emergency drone response services. Whether you are a government entity or a private business, the services you offer are fundamental to our communities' well-being and continuous operation.
AFRS can rapidly respond to your infrastructure outages within our coverage areas and relay vital information to your operations center.
Committed to Excellence
Structured as a volunteer fire, search, and rescue organization under ORC 9.60, AFRS employs public safety-grade drones that comply with NFPA 2400 and FEMA standards. Moreover, our leadership is equipped with comprehensive DHS training that underscores the significance of safeguarding our national infrastructure.
Rapid, Reliable Infrastructure Response
We possess the capability to swiftly address your infrastructure requirements, providing your operations center with high-definition photos, videos, or thermal images, day or night.
Our Offerings Include:
Resilient in Challenging Conditions
AFRS's public safety-grade drones are purpose-built for demanding situations. Our equipment can withstand adverse conditions:
Wind resistance of up to 40 MPH
Ability to operate in rain and snow conditions
Capability to function in freezing temperatures
Staying Connected During Outages
When electricity or cellular networks falter, AFRS steps in to ensure your team receives critical data during emergencies. Our strategies include:
Redundant mobile data to leverage multiple LTE/cellular providers simultaneously
Specialized mobile data antennas for optimal signal reception
Access to public safety data via Firstnet
Hybrid vehicles for on-site power/charging, capable of sustaining operations for up to four consecutive days without refueling
Service You Can Trust
Our firefighter pilots bring a wealth of knowledge and training to complement your infrastructure emergency response efforts:
FEMA Incident Command Training
Leadership with DHS training in infrastructure protection
Operation of public safety-grade drones in extreme conditions
Redundant mobile data for uninterrupted communication
Flexible Contract Rates
AFRS offers contract rates tailored to your specific business needs. While our base rate for infrastructure services starts at $150.00 per hour, we are open to collaborating with your team to find the most suitable solution for your business.
For further inquiries and to schedule a meeting to discuss your requirements and how we can support your goals, please contact AFRS at 614-642-4900 and select option 2 for administration.
YOU MATTER! Join AFRS and Make a Difference At AFRS, we believe that many hands make light work, and your talents and wisdom can help us provide amazing emergency services to those in need. We take pride in offering remote-friendly opportunities, respecting the time you dedicate to others. In many cases, you can volunteer from the comfort of your home. Please note that all volunteers are subject to background checks and license verification where applicable. Interested persons should send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com Current Volunteer Positions Available: BOARD MEMBERS Our bylaws require all board members to have active/retired experience in Fire, EMS, peace officers, military, or be actively employed by a national infrastructure organization (hospital, transportation, utilities, etc). Board members should be able to: Effectively communicate Work remotely Participate in committees Promote AFRS Attend monthly meetings (remotely) Board members can expect: Regular email communication Attendance at monthly online board meetings Acting in the best interest of AFRS Occasional attendance at functions or group meetings with AFRS customers/vendors Minimum term of office: 3 years The ideal candidate for this position would have prior board experience and uphold high moral standards. FIREFIGHTERS AFRS relies on Ohio certified firefighters to operate our public safety grade drones. Fire pilots should be able to: Perform regular firefighter duties. - Waivers may be possible in some cases Work remotely without direct supervision Attend monthly meetings (remotely) Operate electronic devices and computers Hold an active Fire 1/2 certification Hold or obtain an FAA 107 pilot's license with night ops certification Have a clean driving record and valid driver's license Function in high-stress environments and dynamic situations Fire pilots can expect: 12-hour shifts (0600-1800 or 1800-0600) No more than 36 hours of volunteer/work per week Exposure to elements and dynamic situations Rewarding training and experiences Life insurance and LOD benefits Disability/injury benefits Remote-friendly environment in many cases Leadership buy-in and genuine appreciation Live drone prophecy test The ideal candidate for this position would be a certified firefighter who holds a FAA 107 license and NFPA 2400 training. Considerations will be made to train up the right candidates to become drone pilots and obtain their NFPA 2400 training. Candidates should also be passionate about their community and eager to learn new technologies that enhance public safety. DISPATCHERS AFRS recognizes the vital role that dispatchers play in our success. They are the "voice" that enables amazing things to happen within our organization. AFRS dispatchers have the ability to work from home anywhere in the United States. Dispatchers should be able to: Effectively communicate via voice, text, and email Have moderate or advanced computer skills Work alone and unsupervised without micro-management Adhere to policies and procedures Provide a stable/reliable internet connection from home Provide a stable/reliable Windows PC, Chromebook, or Android tablet Maintain a quiet background when handling telephone or radio activities Utilize web-based tools such as Google Maps, Open Maps, weather apps, chat, video conference, and others Dispatchers can expect: Flexible shifts that suit your availability No more than 36 hours per week Fast-paced and rewarding environment Communicating with other government agencies on recorded lines Remote-friendly environment for anyone based in the US Leadership that truly values your contributions Making a difference in others' lives and enhancing community safety Regular training and one-on-one mentoring Ideal candidates for this position include individuals passionate about serving the public and eager to learn new skills. SOCIAL MEDIA / VIDEO EDITING AFRS's emergency robotics capture a vast amount of data, including photos and videos that may need to be processed for marketing, fundraising, and training purposes. This remote-friendly position is open to volunteers anywhere in the United States. Social media volunteers should be able to: Perform post-processing of video content Interact with various social media platforms (TikTok, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) Process messages and respond professionally Review statistical data from each social media platform and relay trends to leadership Create slideshows or collections for gallery display or training purposes Resize, edit, crop, and alter images and video Attend monthly membership meetings Accomplish tasks without direct supervision Social media volunteers can expect: Flexible schedules that fit your life No more than 36 hours per week Team environment Remote-friendly - Work from home Interested persons should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org