UAS Ordering

Interagency Fire UAS Ordering – 9/14/20

 

Best Practices for Ordering

There is an on-call UAS Coordinator available to answer questions regarding UAS capabilities and to help determine the type of UAS (1-4) and overhead (UASP, UASD, UASM, or UASL) to order.

The UAS Coordinator can be reached @ 208-387-5335. The purpose of this position is to provide information to decision makers/ordering units. Prioritization of UAS resources is beyond the scope of this position and should be performed in accordance with established local/GACC/national procedures.

There are three federal UAS ordering scenarios:

  1. Agency UAS for situational awareness/IR/mapping
  2. Agency UAS for aerial ignition
  3. CWN contract UAS for large fire

 

Agency UAS for situational awareness/IR/mapping (Type 3 or 4)

  • Order UASP.
  • Order a UASD if a geospatial product such as fire perimeter/area or orthomosaic is desired.
  • In the Special Needs section, state agency Type 3 or 4 with desired capabilities.
  • There is no need to order the UAS (aircraft order). UASPs are equipped with agency UAS.

 

Agency UAS for Aerial Ignition (Type 3)

  • Order 2 UASPs
  • In the Special Needs section, note:
    • UASPs must be aerial ignition qualified.  
    • Agency Type 3 UAS with aerial ignition payload required.
  • There is no need to order the UAS (aircraft order). Aerial ignition qualified UASPs are equipped with agency owned UAS and aerial ignition payload.

 

Call When Need Contract UAS (Type 1 or 2)

  • CWN UAS are a national resource and must be ordered through the NICC Aircraft Desk. 
  • Order either Unmanned Aircraft, Fixed Wing Type 1 or Fixed Wing Type 2.
  • Order UAS Overhead 
    • UAS Manager (UASM)  
    • UAS Data Specialist (UASD)
  • UASM and UASD are overhead orders and cannot be subordinate to the A# generated by the aircraft order.

 

Notes:

  • UAS personnel are in high demand. Please order trainees when approved/possible.
  • Cooperators wishing to fly UAS on federally managed incidents must have a Cooperator letter issued by DOI or USFS.

 

UAS and UAS Personnel Ordering Procedures (PDF)