The Air Operations Division is the newest addition to the department. The advance in UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) technology has allowed OPFD to use these aircraft in fire response, hazardous materials response, USAR, training, pre-planning, investigations and more scenarios. OPFD UAS pilots are FAA Part 107 licensed and operate some of the most advanced UAS available on the market. OPFD has a fleet of three FAA registered UAS available for deployment. All three UAS are capable of thermal imaging and other advanced optics for incident management and mitigation. Pilots are required to complete training and recertify with FAA to keep their license current.