NFPA awarded FEMA funds to develop free public safety drone compliance program for the fire service

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QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association has received almost a million dollars in Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a free public safety drone compliance program that includes educational training and a searchable knowledgebase that tracks fire service drone programs and usage. Fire departments have expanded the use of drones as more communities have realized the lifesaving impact that aerial technology can have in response to structural fires, wildland firefighting, search and rescue efforts, hazardous material responses, natural disaster efforts and any other events that would benefit from increased situational awareness. Although drone safety policies and standards continue to evolve, many U.S. fire dep
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