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 United States of America
Kovar & Associates

Certified and insured

WE FOCUS ON CYBERSECURITY, DIGITAL FORENSICS, AND SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS OR DRONES
We have decades of experience performing and managing search & rescue and disaster response operations domestically and internationally. While it is relatively easy to fly a UAV in support of DR and SAR operations, integrating UAVs into a large, complex operation is difficult and requires experience with aviation operations, ICS, GIS, and many other factors.

If you wish to integrate UAVs into your DR or SAR operations or if you have an active incident, please contact us. Our services in support of emergency operations are provided at no cost.

On July 17th, 2015, we were asked by the Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency to fly a UAV mission to collect aerial imagery to be used for damage assessment and storm severity determination. Within an hour of the request, we were on scene. All of the imagery was collected within two hours and Pekin’s GIS department processed and hosted the imagery within two additional hours. Call out to online imagery was five hours. Additional area to be covered would not have significantly impacted the total time required.
The ability to perform rapid deployment, collection and analysis workflows is crucial in emergency management settings. Our attention to processes, procedures, training, and relationships enabled us to perform this work efficiently and safely.