NFPA Public Safety Drone Guide Online Training
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    Receive expert instruction in the administration and operation of a public safety drone program in support of modern fire department challenges. Introducing NFPA® Public Safety Drone Guide Online Training, free for members of the US fire service!

    The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, in firefighting operations is on the rise. However, public safety drone users are often operating with a lack of general knowledge, planning, and education that can result in accidents, injuries, life-saving operations delays, interference with other aircraft, and exposure to liability.

    To assist you in navigating this rapidly evolving landscape, NFPA has custom-built a web-based training curriculum offering instruction and best practices for the proper administration, operation, and maintenance of a public safety drone program. Based on NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations, the course is a must-have for anyone responsible for drone programs that support the following:

    • Structural and wildland firefighting
    • Search and rescue missions
    • Hazardous material responses
    • Natural disasters
    • Active shooter/hostile event response (ASHER)
    • Other events where public safety operations would benefit from increased situational awareness

    This all-new NFPA online training offers valuable instruction for all levels of fire service personnel in an innovative online format that lets you work at your own pace and convenience.

    Fire departments in the US endeavoring to add drones to their arsenal of tools must be up to date on guidance, information, and training on this emerging technology. This includes the need to understand and conform to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Requirements (part 107, 91), NFPA 2400, and the Code of Federal Regulations — Aeronautics and Space (Title 14 CFR).

    Whether your department is looking to launch a UAS program or wants to take your existing one to a higher level, NFPA Public Safety Drone Guide Online Training provides the information and guidance you require. The intuitive web-based and mobile-friendly interface makes it possible to access state-of-the-art instruction at the time and place of your choosing.

    Features and benefits include:

    • 360-degree video and interactive menu navigation
    • Immersive virtual reality tools, including 3D simulations and gamified content that provide a full suite of educational experiences
    • Option to view the 3D simulation via mobile VR headset
    • Badge Challenges to confirm your knowledge as you complete course modules
    • Desktop and mobile device optimized user interface
    • "Lite" version of the interactive elements available if dealing with reduced internet bandwidth
    • Action planner allowing you to document answers to key questions as you progress through the course and then download and print it as a PDF once completed

    NFPA Public Safety Drone Guide Online Training offers direction, practices, and procedures valuable to fire department decision makers, policymakers, and those responsible for managing a UAS program.

    This three-hour learning module is designed to provide fire departments and personnel who have drones and the know how to operate them with the knowledge to build a comprehensive program that helps optimize safety and effectiveness. The course is divided into two primary sections, one focusing on program administration and the second on operations.

    After completing the Administration section of the training, you should be able to:

    • Evaluate the need for a public safety drone program.
    • Identify the missions and platform that will best serve their institution's goals, needs, and operational objectives.
    • Establish policies and procedures for a drone program consistent with applicable regulations, standards, laws, ordinances, etc.
    • Establish policies and procedures for system care and maintenance.

    After completing the Operations section of the training, you should be able to:

    • Identify the components of an operation framework, including defining needs, assessing risk, preparing for operations, running operations, and performing post-flight responsibilities.
    • Identify pre-flight, flight, and post-flight considerations, including pre-flight inspections, line of sight, atmospheric conditions, landing protocols, and data acquisition.

    Sign up for this ground-breaking training on unmanned aircraft systems for public safety operations developed specifically for the fire service by NFPA.

    With proper training and guidance on establishing a compliant drone program, your department can help to reduce the liability aspects of fire service drone usage. Take the opportunity to help give your department an operational advantage and put your program on the cutting edge by registering for NFPA Public Safety Drone Guide Online Training.


    Who Will Benefit:
    Responders looking to establish a public safety drone program or enhance an existing one.

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