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Emergency Service Drones

IFE Lancashire Group

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 from 13:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Emergency Service Drones

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Institution of Fire Engineers, The University of Central Lancashire & Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Free Event

Date – 10th January 2018

Registration opens at 13.30hrs, event starts at 14:00hrs

Venue:  University of Central Lancashire -  Darwin Lecture Theatre

"EMERGENCY SERVICE DRONE USE- A BOOM WITH A VIEW" will be a joint presentation delivered by Chris Rainford who is a retired Watch Manager who has been involved with Drones since 2010 and Tim Murrell who is a is a serving Group Manager within Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.


Chris Rainford - completed 30 years for GMFRS, the last 20 yrs as Watch Manager at one of Manchester's busiest stations, whilst heading up their drone project from 2010 up until 2015, when it went live 24/7. He retired from GMFRS in 2016 and immediately joined LFRS to help them with their drone project, which was brought online in September 2016.

Chris became the first Emergency Service qualified CAA instructor for drones in the UK in 2016, and has since started to teach emergency service pilots from brigades and police force around the country. Due to this work and an involvement with drones since 2010, he is considered an industry expert and regularly works for the home office at home and abroad, recently addressing the European Commission in Brussels on the subject of disaster drone deployment. He has sat on both the NFCC and the NPCC for drones, chairing the UK practitioners group for the NFCC. Due to his unique knowledge and flying experience with ES drones (over 275 missions), he is regularly asked to speak at events all over the UK.


Tim Murrell - is in his 28th year working for LFRS and in that time is has worked in a wide range of departments and roles.  Tim has been an innovator throughout his Fire Service career and at different times has been responsible for the introduction of Home Fire Safety Checks, the New Diminsion Assets, more recently a LFRS - Lancashire Constabulary collaboration regarding Missing Persons and the LFRS Air Support Unit.

Tim is Operational lead for Drones within the UKFRS and chairs the NFCC Drone user group.  He is a NILO, HazMat Officer, ISAR Manager and an EU expert in Civil Protection


Chris and Tim will deliver a presentation that will provide an overview of ES Drone use throughout the UK.  The 2 hour presentation will cover the following subjects and provide time for questions & open discussion;

  • ES drone start up requirements and the road to safe operation
  • What the ES's need from a drone
  • Benefits of drone use including several case studies
  • A national overview of where we are going over the next 5 years.

This lecture is the 3rd FREE Event of the 2017_18.  The events are run by the IFE in conjunction with The University of Central Lancashire and Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.  They are held during each academic year and aimed at those working within the Fire Sector and those currently studying in Fire / Rescue related areas.  They provide recognised CPD hours and are free for anyone to attend for their personal development.


An application IFE CPD Hours has been submitted and this site will be updated once confirmation of hours awared has been recieved.


Please note - this is a free event and the organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred should this event be cancelled or postponed.

Do you have questions about Emergency Service Drones? Contact IFE Lancashire Group

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University of Central Lancashire
Darwin Lecture Theatre
Marsh Lane
PR1 2HE Preston
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 from 13:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Institution of Fire Engineers - Lancashire Group, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and The University of Central Lancashire working in collaboration for the furtherment of the Fire Engineering and related topics.

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