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NFPA Developing Drone Use Standards

The use of drones in facility management is increasing and PRSM retailers and suppliers now use the unmanned aircraft to save time and reduce costs. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is developing NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) used for Public Safety Operations, which covers the minimum requirements relating to the operation, deployment, and implementation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for public safety operations. This new standard could impact how PRSM members use drones. 

The new standard will establish operational protocols including minimum job performance requirements (JPRs), minimum requirements for maintenance when used by public safety entities and additional minimum requirements specific to public safety entities. 

The First Draft Report for NFPA 2400 is now available.  Review the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of public comments. 

To submit a public comment using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 2400 document information page or use the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the NFPA 2400 page, select the link "Submit a Public Comment" to begin the process.

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