2019 NFPA 2400 - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Utilize small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in public safety and emergency response operations with confidence with the new NFPA 2400.

    The first edition of NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations provides the foundation for departments to develop sUAS programs based on the most current industry knowledge and best practices. This all-encompassing standard covers the implementation, deployment, and use of UAS in the public safety community to enhance capabilities in inspections, search and rescue, fire scene efforts, and other operations.

    2019 NFPA 2400 provides a roadmap for employing small drones for incident response operations, including:

    • Primary concerns and procedures for integrating sUAS into a public safety program 
    • Considerations and organizational deployment requirements for program development, assessment, general operations, and multiple aircraft operations 
    • Professional qualifications for public safety personnel, and minimum job performance requirements that can be evaluated and tested for remote pilots in command 
    • Pre-flight checklists, risk assessment procedures, and considerations of mission objectives 
    • Requirements for maintenance of sUAS covering core procedural elements such as cleaning, decontamination, and record keeping

    NFPA 2400 answers the call for a uniform standard for the use of drones by public safety agencies.

    This essential resource establishes standard procedures for utilizing state-of-the-art aerial emergency response robotics to enhance your department's capabilities.

    Order your copy of NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations today. (Print, 36 pp., 2019)

  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 2400 Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) used for Public Safety Operations, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 Enforcement.
    1.6 Additional Administrative Information.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Organizational Deployment and Considerations for sUAS
    4.1 Administration.
    4.2 General Requirements.
    4.3 sUAS Program Criteria.
    4.4 sUAS Mission Objectives and Goals — Operational Needs Assessment.
    4.5 sUAS Selection — Needs of the Public Safety Entity.
    4.6 Concepts of Operations (ConOps).
    4.7 Operational Applications.
    Chapter 5 Professional Qualifications for sUAS Public Safety Personnel
    5.1 Administration.
    5.2 General Requirements.
    5.3 RPIC.
    5.4 Flight.
    Chapter 6 Maintenance of sUAS
    6.1 Administration.
    6.2 General Requirements.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Explanation of Professional Qualification Standards and the Concepts of Job Performance Requirements (JPRs)
    Annex C An Overview of JPRs for RPIC and Visual Observer
    Annex D Applicable Standard Test Methods
    Annex E Informational References
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