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NFPA Request: Comments on Emergency Responder Robotics

The National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) Standards Council is in receipt of New Project Initiation Requests for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard on operational protocol and professional qualifications for operators of Emergency Responder Robotics (including Unmanned Aerial Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and other robotics utilized in emergency responder applications). Comments regarding operational protocols and professional qualifications for emergency services operators of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS”) are specifically being sought; comments regarding other emergency responder robotics applications and technologies are additionally welcomed.

Currently, no known standards establish protocol for the operation of robotics, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”), by emergency services personnel nor professional qualifications for UAS operators in emergency services applications.

Deadline: June 17, 2016
Submit public comments here: stds_admin@nfpa.org