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  • World’s first NFPA sUAS class to be offered at Great Oaks.
  • Class size is limited to 15 individuals.
  • Cost for the class is $800.
  • Eligible for Ohio Tech Cred reimbursement.


Cincinnati, Ohio – Great Oaks Career Campuses’ Public Safety Services is now enrolling for the world’s first small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) certification to be used by public safety agencies. Students can earn their visual observer and remote pilot in command certifications. These certifications followed the National Fire Protection Association Standard for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (NFPA 2400) that was released in December of 2018. The course is slated for October 5-9 and the registration deadline is August 24. The cost of enrollment is $800 and is eligible for Ohio Tech Cred reimbursement.

Prospective students must have their FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate to enroll. This first class will be limited to 15 students that will train at Scarlet Oaks with DJ1 Mavic 2 Pro drones. Students will receive training on piloting sUAS to get aerial views of fires, search and rescue operations, and assessing hazmat leaks. This includes a mock search and rescue event at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio.

The development of these certifications was a collaboration between the Great Oaks Public Safety Services staff, the Blue Ash Police & Fire Departments, and the Woodlawn Fire Department.


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Heather Rottenberger




Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States, has been providing career development, workforce development and economic development services to individuals, business, industry, labor, communities and other organizations in southwest Ohio since 1970. The educational programs and services available through Great Oaks enhance the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.