Dealing with Drones during Cal Fire Wildfire Air Operations
John Francois, Aviation Chief for San Diego Unit of Cal Fire
Chief Francois is a 32 veteran with Cal Fire coming from a long line of firefighters. As the Aviation Chief for the San Diego Unit of Cal Fire, he is responsible for two S2T Air Tankers, one OV-10 Bronco and two UH-1H helicopters. Chief
Francois will provide information and answer questions regarding first
hand experiences and issues associated with conducting air operations
during wild fires with unauthorized drones in the area.