Matt Sloane is the CEO and founder of Skyfire Consulting, a public safety focused UAV consultancy; and it’s parent company, Atlanta Drone Group.
Skyfire specializes in helping police, fire and emergency management agencies complete the FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA) process, provides all of the necessary training, and helps departments select the most appropriate UAV equipment.
Before he founded Atlanta Drone Group in 2014, Matt spent 14 years in various roles at CNN in Atlanta, including 12 as a medical news producer and special projects manager for Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
In addition to his work there, he worked as a certified Emergency Medical Technician for Emory EMS, working his way up to Chief of Resources and Planning for the department.
Matt is an inaugural member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committee on drones, and an FAA-certified pilot. He lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife Amanda, two year old son Brendan, and his Australian Shepherd, Kylie.