September 6-8, 2022  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

Scott Mlakar

Scott Mlakar is an Assistant Chief (Ret) and now serves as an Administrative Officer with the Willoughby

(OH) Fire Department where he has served for 38 years. He is a paramedic, hazmat specialist, technical

rescue coordinator, fire investigator, FAA Remote Pilot. He serves on the Fire Chief's Special Operations

Committee in Lake County. He developed and is the Chief in charge of the Lake County Public Safety

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team, composed of Firefighters and Police officers. It provides UAS

support to all of Lake County's emergency services, special teams and government agencies. He has

presented at various National UAS conferences including Interdrone, Commercial UAV Expo Americas,

and the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) on Public Safety UAS Programs. He has

published articles for Fire Engineering magazine on Public Safety UAS. He serves as lead Instructor at Tri-

C Community College as part of their Public Safety Drone program, and as an Instructor for Unmanned

Tactical Group LLC training public safety professionals across the country.


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