The No Drone Zone public safety campaign in Santa Clara County urges the public not to fly unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones, near or over wildfires as they pose serious risks to firefighters and public safety operations. The new Unmanned Aircraft Operation Ordinance (NO. NS-643) seeks to prevent any damage or injury caused by unmanned aircraft that may interfere with emergency response efforts, disrupt custody operations and potentially enable illicit activities at County correctional and juvenile facilities.
Flying Drones Near Wildfires is Unsafe and Illegal
If You Fly We Can’t. No Drones in Fire Zones. Know the Law.
Flying drones over or near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the effectiveness of wildfire emergency response in Santa Clara County. Firefighting aircraft may be grounded if unauthorized drones are detected over or near a wildfire, potentially causing wildfires to grow larger and threaten lives, property, wildlife and natural resources. If you interfere with wildfire suppression efforts you may be fined or face legal action.
Flying Drones Near County Jails or Juvenile Facilities is Illegal
Know the Law.
If you fly, attempt to land, or land a drone within the fence or the perimeter of a County correctional or juvenile facility in Santa Clara County, you are violating the law and will face civil and administrative fines and penalties.