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Charles Werner

DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance & Association of American Railroads Public Safety Advisory Committee


Chief Werner is a 45 year public safety veteran. He served 37 years with the Charlottesville, VA Fire Department and served as fire chief for ten years retiring in 2015. Chief Werner then served 2 years as Senior Advisor and Acting Deputy State Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He now serves as Director - DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, Chair - National Council on Public Safety UAS, National Representative - International Drone Organisation, Public Safety Chief- DroneUp, Chair - Virginia Secure Commonwealth UAS Panel, IAFC Technology Council, Technical Advisor - Virginia Fire Chiefs Assoc., and Liaison - Assoc of American Railroads Public Safety Rail Advisory Council.